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Teen climate campaigner Greta Thunberg up for Nobel Peace Prize

CLIMATE activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the second year running.

The 17-year-old’s name has been put forward by Swedish politicians Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling.

They said that Ms Thunberg (pictured) had ‘worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis’.

They praised her campaign to reduce emissions and force countries to comply with the Paris Agreement on limiting global warming, describing it as ‘an act of making peace’.

Swede Ms Thunberg shot to fame after inspiring pupils across the world to skip school in protest at lack of action on climate change. She accused Donald Trump of ‘fuelling the flames’ of global warming by withdrawing the US from the Paris deal.

If she wins the prize, the teenager will join Malala Yousafzai as youngest recipient.

The Pakistani female education campaigner, who survived being shot by the Taliban, was recognised aged 17 in 2014.

A BAN on new petrol and diesel vehicles is to be brought forward from 2040 to 2035, under plans to be outlined by the prime minister today. The government will consult on the ban, which includes hybrid cars, as part of a push to cut emissions to zero by 2050. Ahead of the event to kick off a year of climate action, Boris Johnson said: ‘2020 must be the year we turn the tide on global warming… when we choose a cleaner, greener future.’​