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Green Party co-leader James Shaw is speaking in Parliament after he suffered a broken eye socket in an attack yesterday Green Party co-leader James Shaw is speaking in Parliament after he suffered a broken eye socket in an attack yesterday
Steven Clarke | 15 March, 2019, 07:38

She was nominated by three Norwegian MPs.

Thunberg said she was grateful and honoured to have been nominated while sharing the news on her Facebook page.

Pakistani Malala Yousafzai in 2014 became the youngest victor of the prize, at the age of 17.

"We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict", parliamentary representative Freddy Andre Oevstegaard said.

"The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution", he added.

The protests are part of a global movement that is demanding action from governments and politicians on climate change.

On Friday, thousands of schoolchildren are expected to strike again against climate change in more than 100 countries around the world, including New Zealand.

Sandy Hook victims' families can proceed with their case against gun manufacturer
But what makes the suit particularly noteworthy is whom it targets: Remington Outdoor Co., the maker of the rifle that was used in the tragic shooting.

So far, there have been regular walkouts around the world, including in countries likes Germany, Belgium, the UK, France, Australia and Japan.

The Nobel prizes are awarded each year on December 10, coinciding with the anniversary of the death of its founder, in a double ceremony: at the Oslo City Hall in Norway, for the Peace Prize, and in the Konserthus in Stockholm, Sweden, for the others five awards.

She continued to gain global attention after speaking at the UN Climate Talks in Poland in December and at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January.

Would you like to see a march of parents and grandparents to demand more action on climate change?

There are 301 candidates (223 individuals, and 78 organizations) for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, according to the Nobel Foundation. Any person who meets the nomination criteria is considered.

Thousands of people, including lawmakers and cabinet members from around the world, former laureates and some university professors, are entitled to nominate people for the prize.

The list of nominees is kept secret for at least 50 years, in line with the Nobel Foundation's statutes.

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