Greta Thunberg, Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg, 17, is a Swedish climate activist who started a school strike in front of the Swedish parliament in August 2018. Since then, her solo protest has inspired school strikes for climate action all over the world. More than seven million people attended global school strikes in September 2019. Greta has addressed decision-makers at UN climate summits in New York, Poland and Madrid, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and in several national parliaments.
She first learned of the climate emergency at the age of eight through watching natural history films. Greta has continued with her environmental activism during the pandemic via a digital strike and has made a return to school. Her film, “I Am Greta,” which makes an appeal to act now to stop climate change before it’s too late, is due to be released on Hulu in the UK on 16 October and in the USA on 13 November.