Greta Thunberg nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

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Greta Thunberg nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Two members of Sweden’s Left Party, Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, made the nomination, stating the 17-year-old has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis" and "action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace".

All nominations must be submitted by 1 February, however the winner won’t be announced until October.

Often referred to as the voice of a generation, Greta has inspired a global student uprising where teens have skipped school to demand more action on climate change.

In 2019, she was also nominated for the prize by three Norwegian politicians, however the teen lost out to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali for his efforts to resolve conflict between Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea. 

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