Climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish who inspired international students to stage "Friday protests" against climate change, has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. /VCG Photo

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish who inspired international students to stage "Friday protests" against climate change, has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. /VCG Photo

The schoolgirl said on Twitter that she was "honored" to receive the nomination. If successful, she would become the youngest Nobel Prize recipient ever. /VCG

The schoolgirl said on Twitter that she was "honored" to receive the nomination. If successful, she would become the youngest Nobel Prize recipient ever. /VCG

Thunberg started her first school strike for the climate in August last year, and has since inspired students worldwide to take part in regular Friday protests to push world leaders into action on climate change. /VCG

Thunberg started her first school strike for the climate in August last year, and has since inspired students worldwide to take part in regular Friday protests to push world leaders into action on climate change. /VCG

Tens of thousands of students from across the globe skipped classes for their climate strikes again this Friday, the biggest of the strikes so far. /VCG

Tens of thousands of students from across the globe skipped classes for their climate strikes again this Friday, the biggest of the strikes so far. /VCG