Will Greta Thunberg become the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner?
Will Greta get the Nobel Peace Prize?
Greta Thunberg is the bookmakers' firm favourite to win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday and become the youngest ever laureate, but some experts believe her youth could count against her. If she wins the 16-year-old climate activist, who went from anonymity in her native Sweden to leader of a global movement in little more than a year, will join the likes of Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter and Mikhail Gorbachev. Here are some key events in Thunberg's rise.
September 25, 2019
Thunberg is named as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden's alternative Nobel Prize.
September 24, 2019
The teenager hits back at mockery from the U.S. President Donald Trump, changing her Twitter biography to quote his comments.
September 23, 2019
Thunberg delivers a blistering speech to leaders at the U.N. summit, accusing them of having "stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words".
September 13, 2019
Thunberg takes her mission to U.S. President Donald Trump's doorstep with a protest outside the White House. Thunberg is one of four students invited to a U.S. congressional hearing to provide the next generation's views on climate change.
Protests directly inspired by Thunberg take place across more than 30 countries, from Sweden to Brazil, India and the United States.
August 26, 2018
She is joined by fellow students, teachers and parents at another protest and begins attracting media attention for her climate campaign.
August 20, 2018
Swedish student Thunberg, then aged 15, skips school to protest outside parliament for more action against climate change.