Because of her efforts to fight climate change and save the planet – and inspire young people around the world to do the same – the Swedish teenager was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian legislators. If she wins, she will become the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, as BBC News highlighted. Education activist Malala Yousafzai won the award at 17 years old.
"We named Greta because the climate threat is one of the most important causes of war and conflict," Norwegian parliamentary representative Freddy Andre Oevstegaard told the local tabloid VG.
"The massive movement put in place by Greta is a very important contribution to peace," he said.
In August 2018, at the age of 15, Thunberg attracted the attention of mainstream media when she jumped out of school and sat on the steps of Swedish. parliament building for three weeks, asking the government to fight climate change. Since September, she has done the same thing every Friday, according to the website. VendredisForFuture.
As history shows, young activists know how to make their voices heard.