A 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden has been nominated for a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, thanks to her efforts to halt climate change.
"We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict", parliamentary representative Freddy Andre Oevstegaard told Norwegian media outlet VG.
Thunberg said on Twitter that nearly 100 countries will be involved.
"On climate change, we have to acknowledge that we have failed", she told global economic leaders in Davos. One of the leaders the young girl mentioned in a message to digital video publisher Brut India was Prime Minister Narendra Modi.More news: Watch The Trailer For 'The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann'
"Greta Thunberg has launched a mass movement in which I see, perhaps, the main contribution to peace". Tomorrow we #schoolstrike for our future.
She had already challenged leaders in person at the United Nations climate summit in late 2018 and at Davos in January.
Now three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated the activist for a Nobel Peace Prize, reports the Globe and Mail. "Change is coming whether they like it or not", she said.
If she were to win, she would be the youngest recipient since Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she received the prize.More news: MPs voting in parliament about whether to delay Brexit
There are 301 candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019, out of which 223 are individuals and 78 are organisations, says the Nobel committee on its website.
The Swedish teen is the founder of the Youth Strike for Climate movement that began with her cutting school in August 2018 in order to protest for increased action on climate change.
She continued to gain worldwide attention after speaking at the UN Climate Talks in Poland in December and at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January.
The Nobel Peace Prize past 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".More news: KJ Wright is returning to the Seahawks, plus other roster moves