Swedish Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

James Shaw speaks with protesters at the School Strike 4 Climate march.         Source Twitter  James Shaw

"We are only seeing the beginning", Thunberg tweeted recently.

According to the testament of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish magnate who instituted the awards, university professors in Law, History and Political Sciences, parliamentarians, former laureates and members of worldwide courts are among people who can nominate someone for the Peace Prize.

Hundreds of WA students walked out of class this morning, joining young colleagues in nation-wide strike over inaction on climate change.

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

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

Three MPs for the opposition Socialist Left nominated Thunberg for the prize before the January 31 deadline, Ovstegard said, meaning her nomination is valid for the 2019 prize which will be announced on October 11. "We need our Earth, we need a home, and we need a good place for the future generations to grow up in".

"But today's events really show we can not take that for granted".

She said there was no indication the attack was linked to Shaw's work or that of the Green Party.

Whether or not your have heard of the "School Strike 4 Climate" before today, do you support your children, grandchildren or mokopuna if they choose to protest about climate change this Friday?

National politicians and some university professors can nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Since then she has gone global, striking a chord with younger people disillusioned by the slow progress of the adult world in halting climate change.

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

If she wins the award, Thunberg will become the youngest recipient since Malala Yousafzai, who was just 17 when she became a Nobel Prize laureate in 2014.

The Nobel Peace Prize previous year went to Congo's Denis Mukwege and Iraq's Nadia Murad for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict", according to the Nobel Committee's ruling.

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