The Brief: Greta Thunberg is a sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist.


Greta Thunberg is known for her climate justice advocacy. In August 2018, Thunberg started protesting outside the Swedish Parliament in what has become known as the “school strike for climate.” Since then, Thunberg has gone one strike every Friday, protesting outside of Parliament or wherever else she happens to be. Thunberg has been joined by hundreds of thousands of striking students around the world on March 15 and May 24, 2019.

In mid-August, Greta set sail on a zero-emissions yacht across the Atlantic Ocean towards New York where she will speak at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23.