Greta Thunberg [Photo: ccprize]

Three Norwegian lawmakers nominated Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg for the Nobel Peace Prize. She has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change.

A massive movement

Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party said they believe “the massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution.”

Thunberg, 16, has encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change, a movement that has spread beyond Sweden to other European nations.

In August 2018, she became a prominent figure for starting the first school strike for climate outside the Swedish parliament building.

In November 2018, she spoke at TEDxStockholm, in December she addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference and in January 2019 she was invited to talk to the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Oevstegaard told the VG newspaper Wednesday that “climate threats are perhaps one of the most important contributions to war and conflict.”

Any national lawmaker can nominate somebody for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee doesn’t publicly comment on nominations, which for 2019 had to be submitted by Feb. 1.

Source: The GlobeMail

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