Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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

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

A spokeswoman from Otumoetai College said the school was not going to stop the students going to the strike, but they needed to bring a note from their parents acknowledging their absence.

Derry girl Jodi said she felt it was time for the young people of Derry to make their voices heard on the issue too.

Her strikes, held daily before Sweden's national election and on Fridays afterwards, inspired students worldwide to call on their own elected officials to take decisive action to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

Two local events will take place: One at Red Square in the Tauranga CBD and the second in Mount Maunganui at Te Papa o Ngā Manu Porotakataka (formerly Phoenix carpark). "And I think it is awesome to see that hundreds of thousands of children from all around the world are realizing this and are making their voices heard".

"The University of Malta student council shall be rallying students and youths in Malta to participate in this Friday's global students4climate strikes".

A Swedish schoolgirl climate change campaigner has been put forward for the Nobel Peace Prize by three Norwegian socialists.

She protested by sitting outside the Riksdag (Parliament) every day during school hours with a sign, "Skolstrejk för klimatet [School strike for climate]".

"I just thought that nothing is happening and no one is doing anything to fight climate change", she told CBSN. The politicians also noted that "We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees".

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

This year's Nobel Peace Prize has 304 candidates, of which 219 are individuals and 85 organisations, the Norwegian Nobel Committee reported last month.

"I think that change is on the horizon and the people will stand up for their future".

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