Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Norway's Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Norway's Nobel Peace Prize

Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two additional members of the Socialist Left Party in Norway have confirmed they submitted Thunberg's name to the Nobel Committee earlier this year, saying they believe "the massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution".

But Friday's protest is billed as the biggest so far.

After her speeches at the United Nations climate change conference in Poland and at the Davos forum, she became an example for many young people all over the world, who since have promoted similar initiatives.

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Young people are expected to take to the streets in cities across Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and the USA on Friday.

Following the #FridaysForFuture movement, started by the Swedish teen, Jodi is calling on Derry students to "strike" tomorrow between 1pm and 3pm and gather in Guildhall Square to make their voices heard about the state of the earth they, as young people, will inherit. It's estimated that hundreds of thousands of students will take part. We'll be walking from the University of Malta to the Parliament building in Valletta, to raise awareness on our future and our planet!

Méabh Mackenzie is organising a protest with about 30 fellow pupils from Daliburgh primary school on the island of South Uist, with the express goal of standing in solidarity with other threatened island communities across the globe.

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Maltese students will be marching from the University of Malta to Valletta, Malta's capital city, to emphasise how they do not want to inherit a land, and indeed world, that has been destroyed and poisoned through humanity's gluttonous greed. She says she hopes to see sustained regional action by students to maintain pressure on the Government to seriously address the issue.

"We need to listen to the wisdom of our kids!" she added.

There are 301 candidates (223 individuals, and 78 organizations) for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, according to the Nobel Foundation.

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"We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change", said the platform posted online.

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