Ajax loader
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies as described in Cookie Policy.

Can't find what you're looking for?

 

Be sure to Sign in to see all available content.

 

If you don't have an account, Register here.

Pictures Report

Greta Thunberg: From teen climate activist to leader of global movement
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, founded the "Fridays For Future" weekly school walkouts to demand government climate-change action has risen from a solitary protester to a leading figure in an international fight against climate change.

Here is a timeline on how the "Fridays for Future" movement of weekly school strikes turned global:
CLIMATECHANGE-TEEN ACTIVIST/GERMANY
RTX6P5HH
March 01, 2019
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, founded the "Fridays...
Hamburg, Germany
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg joins students for school strike in Hamburg
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a global movement for climate change, founded the "Fridays For Future" weekly school walkouts to demand government climate-change action has risen from a solitary protester to a leading figure in an international fight against climate change. Here is a timeline of how Thunberg rose from a solo campaigner to the leader of a global movement:

Pictured: Thunberg is seen on stage as she takes part in a protest claiming for urgent measures to combat climate change, in Hamburg, Germany, March 1, 2019. (Reporting by Sonia Elks Editing by Claire Cozens Thomson Reuters Foundation) REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen
CLIMATE-CHANGE/YOUTH-GRETA
RTX6QNHO
March 11, 2019
September 2018: Thunberg begins a regular 'strike' from classes every Friday to protest climate issues....
Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest next to Sweden's parliament...
September 2018: Thunberg begins a regular 'strike' from classes every Friday to protest climate issues. She invites other students to join her weekly "Fridays for Future" campaign by staging walkouts at their own schools.

Pictured: Thunberg attends a protest next to Sweden's parliament in Stockholm, Sweden March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Ilze Filks
BELGIUM-CLIMATECHANGE/PROTEST-STUDENTS
RTX6NR6E
February 21, 2019
February 2019: Protests directly inspired by Thunberg take place across more than 30 countries, from...
Brussels, Belgium
Belgian students claim for urgent measures to combat climate change during a demonstration in central...
February 2019: Protests directly inspired by Thunberg take place across more than 30 countries, from Sweden to Brazil, India and the United States.

Pictured: Students demonstrate in Brussels, Belgium February 21, 2019. The placard reads: "School strike for climate." REUTERS/Yves Herman
CLIMATE-CHANGE/AUSTRIA
RTX6WUE9
May 28, 2019
May 2019: Thunberg is named one of the world's most influential people by Time magazine, appearing on...
Vienna, Austria
R20 Austrian World Summit
May 2019: Thunberg is named one of the world's most influential people by Time magazine, appearing on its cover. "Now I am speaking to the whole world," she wrote on Twitter.

Pictured: Thunberg waits for the opening ceremony at the R20 Austrian World Summit in Vienna, Austria, May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
CLIMATE-CHANGE/YOUTH-FRANCE
RTX70ODJ
July 23, 2019
July 2019: Conservative and far-right lawmakers urge a boycott of Thunberg's appearance in the French...
Paris, France
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a debate with French parliament members at the...
July 2019: Conservative and far-right lawmakers urge a boycott of Thunberg's appearance in the French parliament, mocking her as a "guru of the apocalypse" and a "Nobel prize of fear."

Pictured: Thunberg attends a debate with French parliament members at the National Assembly in Paris, France, July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
GLOBAL-CLIMATE/THUNBERG
RTS2OIKV
August 30, 2019
August 1, 2019: Thunberg hits back at "hate and conspiracy campaigns" after conservative Australian commentator...
New York, UNITED STATES
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg participates in a youth climate change protest in front of the United...
August 1, 2019: Thunberg hits back at "hate and conspiracy campaigns" after conservative Australian commentator Andrew Bolt described her as a "deeply disturbed messiah".

Pictured: Thunberg participates in a youth climate change protest in front of United Nations Headquarters in New York, August 30, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
CLIMATE-CHANGE/YOUTH
RTX72A62
August 05, 2019
August 5, 2019: Some 450 young climate activists from 37 European countries gather in Switzerland to...
Lausanne, Switzerland
Participants take part in group work during the SMILE meeting in Lausanne
August 5, 2019: Some 450 young climate activists from 37 European countries gather in Switzerland to discuss the movement's development.

Pictured: Young climate strike activists from 37 European countries take part in group work during the SMILE meeting (Summer Meeting in Lausanne Europe) of the FridaysforFuture movement in Lausanne, Switzerland, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
CLIMATE-CHANGE/GRETA-BOAT
RTS2MI12
August 14, 2019
August 14, 2019: Thunberg sets sail from Britain for the United States to take part in a U.N. climate...
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg waves from a yacht as she starts her trans-Atlantic boat...
August 14, 2019: Thunberg sets sail from Britain for the United States to take part in a U.N. climate summit. Meanwhile, the total number of climate strikers reaches 3.6 million people across 169 countries.

Pictured: Thunberg waves from a yacht as she starts her trans-Atlantic boat trip to New York, in Plymouth, Britain, August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
GLOBAL-CLIMATE/THUNBERG
RTS2O8PX
August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019: Thunberg arrives at New York Harbor in a zero-carbon emissions vessel, completing a...
New York, UNITED STATES
Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg sails past the Statue of Liberty on the Malizia II racing...
August 28, 2019: Thunberg arrives at New York Harbor in a zero-carbon emissions vessel, completing a nearly 14-day journey from England to take part in a U.N. climate summit.

Pictured: Thunberg sails past the Statue of Liberty on the Malizia II racing yacht in New York Harbor, August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar
CLIMATE-CHANGE/THUNBERG-PROTEST
RTS2QFTY
September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019: Thunberg takes her mission to U.S. President Donald Trump's doorstep with a protest...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Swedish teen climate activist Thunberg and environmental advocates rally near the White House in Washington...
September 13, 2019: Thunberg takes her mission to U.S. President Donald Trump's doorstep with a protest outside the White House.

Pictured: Thunberg and other environmental advocates join Washington-area students at a rally on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington September 13, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
CLIMATE-CHANGE/THUNBERG
RTX73HIB
September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019: Thunberg is one of four students invited to a U.S. congressional hearing to provide...
Washington, UNITED STATES
SIxteen year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg testifies at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee...
September 18, 2019: Thunberg is one of four students invited to a U.S. congressional hearing to provide the next generation's views on climate change.

Pictured: Thunberg testifies at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee and House Select Climate Crisis Committee joint hearing on "Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis" on Capitol Hill in Washington September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
CLIMATE-CHANGE/UN
RTX74A25
September 23, 2019
September 23, 2019: Thunberg delivers a blistering speech to leaders at the U.N. summit, accusing them...
New York, UNITED STATES
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the Climate Action Summit at United Nations...
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".

Pictured: Thunberg speaks during the U.N. Climate Action Summit in Manhattan, New York, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
CLIMATE-CHANGE/UN
RTX74AC7
September 23, 2019
September 24, 2019: The teenager hits back at mockery from U.S. President Donald Trump, changing her...
New York, UNITED STATES
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg watches as U.S. President Donald Trump enters the United...
September 24, 2019: The teenager hits back at mockery from U.S. President Donald Trump, changing her Twitter biography to quote his comments: "A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."

Pictured: Greta Thunberg watches as Trump enters the United Nations to speak with reporters in New York City, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Hofstetter
CLIMATE-CHANGE/STRIKE-CANADA
RTX74VWD
September 27, 2019
September 25, 2019: Thunberg is named as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known...
Montreal, Canada
Climate change environmental teen activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a climate strike march in Montreal...
September 25, 2019: Thunberg is named as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden's alternative Nobel Prize.

Pictured: Thunberg takes part in a climate strike march in Montreal, Canada September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Andrej Ivanov
CLIMATE-CHANGE/ACCORD-GRETA
RTS2U4UP
December 09, 2019
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg attends a news conference during COP25 climate summit in Madrid,...
Madrid, Spain
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg attends a news conference during COP25 climate summit in Madrid...
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg attends a news conference during COP25 climate summit in Madrid, Spain, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/ACCORD-GRETA
RTS2UG0V
December 11, 2019
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the High-Level event on Climate Emergency during the...
Madrid, Spain
U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the High-Level event on Climate Emergency during the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Display
Items per page
Page
of 1