Greta Thunberg (born January 3, 2003) is a Swedish Political Activist and Student from Sweden. She is best known for being an activist who works to stop global warming and climate change. Furthermore, the 16-year-old Greta started the first school strike for the climate in August 2018. Her real full birth name is Greta Ernman Thunberg.
It took place outside the Swedish parliament building. Moreover, she spoke at TEDxStockholm on November 24, 2018. Later, the activist addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference on 4th of December 2018.
Recently, Thunberg nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, the nomination was decided by three Norwegian lawmakers. On 20 August 2018, she chose to not attend school until the 2018 Sweden general election. This is because of heat waves and wildfires incident took place in Sweden.
Greta protested to reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Slowly, she started to gain recognization for her social activities worldwide. In October 2018, she and her family rode in an electric car to London.
On 21 February 2019, Thunberg lectured at a conference of the European Economic and Social Committee. She demanded to reduce their Carbon dioxide emission by at least 80% until 2030.
In fact, Greta was announced as the most important woman of the year in Sweden in 2019. This honor was given to her on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
The political activist was born on the 3rd of January 2003 in Sweden. Hence, Greta Thunberg’s age is 16 years old, as of 2019. Her father “Svante Thunberg” is an actor and Greta’s mother “Malena Ernman” is a Swedish opera singer.
Furthermore, the activist has a sister named “Beata Thunberg”. Olof Thunberg is Greta’s grandfather who remained Swedish actor and director.
The young activist started her fight for the betterment of the environment from her family. She convinced her parents to become vegan and give up flying. Due to her efforts, Greta able to make more than 20,000 students appeared in strikes in at least 270 cities.
Trivia & Quick Info
Real Full Birth Name
Greta Ernman Thunberg.
Political Activist and Student.
nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
Age (As of 2019)
16 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday
January 3, 2003.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)
Feet & Inches: 5′ 4″. Centimeters: 163 cm. Meters: 1.63 m.