Greta Thunberg tipped to win Nobel Peace Prize following fiery UN climate change speech
Greta Thunberg is tipped to take home the Nobel Peace Prize, according to bookmakers (AAP)
Greta Thunberg is tipped to win the Nobel Peace Prize, when it's announced next week in Oslo.
The teenage climate change activist is the odd-on favourite to win the prestigious award, following her fiery speech at the United Nations, berating world leaders with the now famous words: "How dare you".
The 16-year-old from Sweden has become the front runner after several UK bookmakers slashed odds of her walking away with the gong and subsequently becoming the youngest ever winner of the Laureate.
Malala Yousafzai took home the prize in 2014, then-aged 17, for her work championing young people's right to education in Pakistan. She currently is the youngest ever winner of the award.
Thunberg's possible Nobel win comes just weeks after the fierce campaigner won Amnesty International's highest human rights award, being named the Ambassadors of Conscience 2019.
Thunberg was also has been named one of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award winners.
The international award, widely known as the "alternative Nobel Prize", was established in 1980 to "honour and support courageous people solving global problems".
"I'm deeply grateful for being one of the recipients of this great honour," Thunberg said in a statement.
"But of course, whenever I receive an award, it is not me who is the winner.
Greta Thunberg recently won two other humanitarian awards for her work as a climate change activist (AAP)
"I am part of a global movement of school children, youth and adults of all ages who have decided to act in defence of our living planet. I share this award with them."
The recognition for the schoolgirl comes after she kicked off the 'Fridays for Future' initiative, which has seen climate strikes take place around the world.
The student-led strikes have ramped up across the globe - in Canada, India, Europe, Australia and New Zealand - with millions taking to the streets in protest, demanding leaders do more to combat global warming.
Thunberg first kicked off the strikes with a solo protest outside Swedish parliament in Stockholm last August.
The Nobel Prize winners will be announced in Oslo on October 11.
The Swedish schoolgirl inspired the global climate strike movement (AAP)