TEENAGE Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named the youngest Time’s Person of the Year on Wednesday.
The 16-year-old has become the face of the youth climate movement, drawing support and large crowds at protests and conferences over the past year.
But the global green icon has not been alone – millions of young people around the world have joined her in pushing the climate debate and shaping a new global environmental agenda.
The young activists have marched on the streets to demand that global leaders act fast against the climate crisis. They have skipped class every Friday on a climate strike to put pressure on their local leaders. They have thronged parliaments and institutions to engage decision makers in a dialogue.