Greta Thunberg

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish activist who, at age fifteen, began protesting outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018 about the need for immediate action to combat climate change. On March 15, 2019, an estimated 1.4 million students in 112 countries around the world joined her call in striking and protesting. Thunberg has received various prizes and awards for her activism. In March 2019, three members of the Norwegian parliament nominated her for the Nobel Peace Prize.