Human Interest Swedish Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize There are 301 candidates (223 individuals, and 78 organizations) for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, according to the Nobel Foundation By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 14, 2019 10:56 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 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. Greta Thunberg, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential Teens of 2018, reportedly landed on the list of nominees this year after three Norwegian lawmakers put her name up, according to Norwegian media outlet VG. “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 said. “The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution,” he added. Daniel Reinhardt/picture alliance/Getty News of Thunberg’s nomination comes the day before her Global Climate Strike, which encourages students across the globe to skip school to push their lawmakers to act. Nearly 100 schools are expected to participate, Thunberg said on Twitter. “Everyone is needed. Everyone is welcome,” she wrote. RELATED: Missing Nobel Prize Winner Ei-ichi Negishi Found Wandering Rural Road, Wife’s Body Discovered in Illinois Landfill There are 301 candidates (223 individuals, and 78 organizations) for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, according to the Nobel Foundation. Any person who meets the nomination criteria is considered. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for selecting the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Voting will take place in October, with the winners chosen through a majority vote. The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates will be announced that month. They’ll receive their honor in December.