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Norway MPs want Nobel for student climate campaigner Greta

AFP  |  Oslo 

Thunberg, the Swedish who has inspired worldwide protests, should be awarded this year's Peace prize, Norwegian lawmakers said Thursday.

"We have proposed because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict and refugees," Norwegian told AFP.

"has launched a mass movement which I see as a major contribution to peace," he added.

Six months ago no one knew who was when, as a 15-year-old, she camped outside next to a hand-written sign: "SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE".

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.

On Friday, thousands of students are expected to demonstrate in more than 100 countries in what activists say could be a milestone moment in a grassroots campaign to push world leaders into doing more.

"We are only seeing the beginning," Thunberg, now 16, tweeted recently.

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

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 21:05 IST