Name: Greta Thunberg
INSTAGRAM: Greta Thunberg (@gretathunberg) • Instagram photos and videos
HOW IT STARTED:
In her first public appearances, the environmental activist was 15 years old and began a school strike in front of the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament in Stockholm. She demanded that her country’s government reduce carbon emissions based on the provisions of the Paris Agreement.
HOW IT’S GOING:
The young Swedish activist’s campaign made a global effect, inspiring thousands of other young people to start their own strikes and most importantly, pressured the government to meet carbon emissions targets.
“My message is that we’ll be watching you. This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you!”