The 17-year-old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, has announced that, after a year of hiatus to dedicate herself to the fight against climate change, she will return to studies.
Two years ago we started the student strikes for the climate and the world continues in its denialism
“My gap year is over and it feels so good to finally go back to school,” he posted on his social media on Monday.
Two years of environmental struggle
Thunberg began protests in his native country in 2018, when he went on a school strike to make the climate crisis visible and to demand concrete measures from politicians three weeks before the general elections in Sweden.
Inspiring of the international student movement “Fridays for Future” (‘Friday for the future’), the activist has been one of the most visible faces in the environmental fight during these last two years.
Over the past 12 months, he has participated in events such as the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit or the Madrid Climate Summit (COP25) where it was received with great expectation. During your trip, spent 21 days embarked in the Atlantic –From New York to Lisbon– to reduce the environmental footprint.
After this last sabbatical year, last week published an article together with activists Luisa Neubauer, Anuna De Wever and Adélaïde Charlier evaluating the progress made in environmental policy. In it, they denounced the inaction of governments in these two years of struggle.
“The gap between what we have to do and what is really being done grows every minute: in fact, political passivity has led us to lose two more years,” the young women criticized in the letter.