Greta Thunberg: Swedish climate campaigner nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday

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

The movement began several months ago by Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate change activist from Sweden who began cutting class every Friday to protest outside of Sweden's parliament until its lawmakers agree to the Paris Climate Accords.

Young Derry students at a number of Derry schools will tomorrow leave their classrooms in a staged "strike" to attend a protest on climate change. "And we will continue to do so for as long as it takes".

Local high school students plan to participate in the Global Youth Climate Strike on Friday, March 15, at 10 am.

Today's students are likely to be most affected by the consequences of climate change - impacts that scientists say will be proportionate to the level of action take by leaders today to mitigate against climate change. We'll be walking from the University of Malta to the Parliament building in Valletta, to raise awareness on our future and our planet!

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What are the school protests?

Her successful campaigning has resulted in her giving lectures at the UN Climate Talks and World Economic Forum. The Nobel committee doesn't comment on nominations, but Thunberg is up for the 2019 prize along with 301 other candidates, including 223 individuals and 78 organizations. "If nothing else, it's going to be the day when young people worldwide stand up as one and announce they're here to fight for their future", said the Climate Reality Project. "They are arguing about things like Brexit but we need them to act now on climate change. because in 12 years we can't turn anything back".

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Din said the student protesters from schools around the region will demand "drastic legislative change to combat the climate crisis", citing the recent push among progressive lawmakers in favor of a Green New Deal, a sweeping agenda that seeks to remake the American economy as it transitions off carbon-based energy sources.

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