A lot has happened since its inception. Greta has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and received a number of awards. Among other things, she has been named one of the world's 100 most influential people.
Below is a selection of events in chronological order.
August 29, 2019: Greta arrives in New York after sailing
Greta Thunberg has arrived in New York
When Greta stepped ashore in Manhattan, she was greeted by applause from the crowd that came to greet her. Her message to US President Donald Trump was clear:
Greta Thunberg believes she has trouble convincing Donald Trump Photo: Kena Betancur, AFP, TT
August 14, 2019: The boat that takes Greta emission-free across the Atlantic
Join the competition sailboat that will take Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic. Photo: TT, Kirsty Wigglesworth
August 2, 2019: Invites: "Interview researchers - not me"
Greta Thunberg makes her last school strike for the climate before her sabbatical from school begins. Photo: SVT
July 29, 2019: The message: Sails to the United States
Air carrier Greta Thunberg has been offered to sail across the Atlantic in a sailboat. This is to be able to attend two major UN meetings on climate. She has previously told her to take a sabbatical before the high school in order to be able to travel.
French right-wing media criticizes Thunberg for going with the competition boat Malizia II, writes Svenska Dagbladet. This is when the boat is sponsored by, among other things, the car giant BMW, which is accused of cartel formation with a view to restricting competition in emissions technology, and the Swiss banking group EFG with offices in tax havens that are blacklisted by the EU. Thunberg answered the criticism in an email to Svenska Dagbladet: “It is true that Malizia ll has had a lot of sponsors, just like all racing sailboats. But before this trip, all commercial sponsors have been disconnected from the boat, because I do not want to be associated with any commercial interests. It was a prerequisite for me to say yes to sailing with this boat. The companies do not sponsor this trip and all their logos have been removed, ”writes Thunberg.
July 25, 2019: Release song and criticized jersey selection
Manchester band The 1975 released an ambient song with a speech by Greta Thunberg. The collaboration has been praised as well as questioned, but the profits generated by the song should be donated to the international activist network Extinction Rebellion.
In conjunction with the song release, Thunberg posted a photo on Instagram where she sits next to the band's singer Matthew Healy. Thunberg is then dressed in a sweater with "Antifascist All Stars" printed on, a print that should mimic the Converse All Stars logo. The sweater choice has been criticized as it appears to support the anti-violence leftist autonomous network, the AFA. Thunberg later responded to the criticism on Twitter: “Yesterday I posted a photo wearing a borrowed T-shirt that says I'm against fascism. That t-shirt can apparently be linked to some violent movement. I don't support any form of violence and to avoid misunderstandings I've deleted the post. And of course I am against fascism. ”
July 25, 2019: Greta's invitation to trade unions
"The young people have already requested change, now the climate crisis demands that the adults do the same." So writes Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for future movement in a debate article in Aftonbladet - where they call on Sweden's unions and unions to announce a strike this fall. But from a trade union perspective, the answer so far is no, shows a check that SVT News has done.
July 21, 2019: Thunberg and Attenborough
The British science documentary from 2018 was published on SVT Play. In the documentary "The Climate Crisis" we meet Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, who, together with experts around the world, are looking for the solution to the problems. See this one. It will also be broadcast in SVT 1, Thursday, August 1, 8 pm.
Left: David Attenborough. Right: Greta Thunberg. Photo: BBC
July 21, 2019: Received the Freedom Award
Greta Thunberg received the French Prize for Normandy's Freedom Award. The price of EUR 25,000, equivalent to around SEK 260,000, she will donate to four climate organizations, writes TT.
Greta Thunberg received the Freedom Award in the company of two war veterans who sponsor the prize, French Leon Gautier and American Charles Norman Shay. Shay paid tribute to Thunberg, expressing his gratitude for her and the young generation's struggle "for this noble purpose". He further stated that "as a soldier I fought 75 years ago to liberate Europe and the world from Nazism, but it is only nonsense if mother earth is deeply wounded and our civilization collapses because of human behavior". Photo: TT
July 21, 2019: Question Time in The Guardian
Greta Thunberg answered questions from various well-known profiles as well as readers at The Guardian. Among the questioners were Jeremy Corbyn, Jameela Jamil, Sigrid, Stewart Lee, Rutger Bregman and Jane Goodall.
July 19, 2019: Label on Greta as Blow Lamp
According to Angela Merkel, Greta Thunberg has served as a blowtorch for the German government in environmental and climate policy. That's what TT writes.
June 28, 2019: Greta's elders manifested
Greta Thunberg and "Greta's old people". Hear why they are demonstrating. Photo: Ronald Zak / AP Photo and SVT
Around 30 of "Greta's old people" organized a climate event on Gotland.
June 7, 2019: Greta's movement is praised by Amnesty
Greta Thunberg and her Fridays for Future movement have been awarded the Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award "for recognizing the climate crisis and showing great courage and leadership".
June 2, 2019: Dalai Lama wrote thank you letter to Greta
The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, has written a letter to Greta Thunberg. In the letter he expresses his whole-hearted support, his prayers and congratulations to her climate commitment. It was Dagens Nyheter first to report on.
May 31, 2019: Greta takes sabbatical after ninth grade
With only days left of the ninth grade, Greta Thunberg tells Dagens Nyheter that she will take a sabbatical - the high school has to wait. She is invited to the UN Special Climate Summit in New York and the COP25 Climate Summit in Santiago. The travel time that is expected to be long for the flight attendant is stated to be the reason for the school break.
May 29, 2019: Greta's fight becomes documentary
Greta Thunberg's fight will be portrayed in a documentary. At the same time as it was announced, Greta was present at the R20 Austrian World Summit in Vienna. Premiere is expected in 2020 and the film will be shown on SVT.
Greta Thunberg between Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, politician and activist, during the opening ceremony of the R20 Austrian World Summit in Vienna, May 28, 2019. Photo: AFP
May 26, 2019: Analyzes: Greta effect in EU elections
“The Greens increased by 40 percent in the European Parliament. There is talk of a possible Greta Thunberg effect, where younger voters with the climate crisis voted most on their agenda the parties with the most far-reaching proposals how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, ”writes SVT's foreign commentator Erika Bjerström in an analysis.
May 25, 2019: 40,000 Copenhageners listened to Greta
Greta Thunberg was the keynote speaker at the climate demonstration in Copenhagen. Photo: EBU
More than 40,000 people saw Greta Thunberg speak in Copenhagen the day after the second global climate strike, and climate marches were held in about ten Danish cities. The interest fits well with what issue the Danish voters consider is most important before the parliamentary elections on June 5. "For the first time, voters believe that climate is the most important issue in a choice," says Kasper Møller Hansen, professor of political science at the University of Copenhagen.
May 24, 2019: Second global climate strike
- We are in an existential crisis and what we do or do not do now, future generations will not be able to change, says Greta Thunberg SVT News. Photo: SVT News
With days left for the European elections, the second global climate strike is being organized - and the date is no coincidence. According to the organizer, Fridays for future, strikes were organized in at least 110 countries. “The idea is to reach out and influence to get people to the polls to vote for the climate. At the last EU election, 51 percent voted in Sweden, so every single vote is important. But we are party politically unbound and urge you to look up the parties that work for the climate and vote based on it, ”Isabelle Axelsson tells TT.
“Is today's demonstration the top for Greta Thunberg? How big can she be? Her movement steams on and grows every week, but soon the media and most people will suffer from "Greta fatigue". Then it is the power of the rulers to take on, because the fight against climate change cannot hang on a lonely 16-year-old. She is just an icon who wants to make herself redundant, ”wrote SVT's environmental reporter Calle Elfström in an analysis.
Greta Thunberg: "It's time for the adults to stand behind the research" Photo: SVT screenshot
Syria, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and Australia:
Hundreds of thousands demonstrate for climate Photo: SVT
May 17, 2019: Greta becomes honorary doctor at university
The University of the Belgian city of Mons has appointed Greta Thunberg as honorary doctor. She receives the award together with the British economist Nicholas Stern and Nicolas Hulot, former Minister of the Environment in France, for raising awareness of sustainable development.
May 16, 2019: Greta adorns Time Magazine's cover
Greta Thunberg is described as a leader for a new generation in the new issue of Time magazine. Photo: Time / AP / TT
Time Magazine has previously appointed Greta Thunberg one of the most influential people of the year - now she also adorns the magazine's cover. Greta has been accused of flying to the US to take the picture - something that is not right. The reporter and photographer took a train to Stockholm, where the picture was taken.
April 2019: Greta writes two books
Greta works in two books, in different languages. Part one for the fall of 2019 at Polaris publishing company and partly a collection of her speeches published by the prestigious British publisher Penguin this summer.
April 26, 2019: Greta declined the advertising award
During the advertising gala Gold Egg, no Titan Prize was awarded. This is because the climate movement "Fridays For Future" would have received the prize - but they did not want to receive it. This is to highlight that our consumption needs to change to meet the 1.5 degree target. David Orlic, chairman of Sweden's communications agencies, has an understanding of - and welcomes - the decision. "That they relinquish is a reminder to the communications industry of what is expected of us from a new generation of citizens and consumers," he writes.
April 22, 2019: Acclaimed by Obama
During Earth Day, US President Barack Obama chose to pay tribute to Greta Thunberg on Twitter. At the time, major climate protests were underway in London, organized by the British activist group Extinction Rebellion and Greta spoke before the protesters. Barely two weeks later, on May 2, the British Parliament declared a climate emergency. The climate emergency situation was a requirement of the Extinction Rebellion. Labour's party leader Jeremy Corbyn then said he hopes the decision will "trigger a wave of actions by parliaments and governments around the world". On May 10, Ireland became the second country in the world to announce a climate emergency. “Great news from Ireland !!! Who's coming next? "Greta tweeted.
April 19, 2019: Greta spoke in Rome on Good Friday
Hear parts of Greta Thunberg's speech in Rome in front of thousands of people of all ages. Photo: TT
April 18, 2019: One of the world's 100 most influential
Greta has been named one of the world's 100 most influential people by the American magazine Time.
April 18, 2019: Wall painting by Greta in Brussels
The painting is on a wall in Brussels Photo: EBU
“I am proud of her and all the young people who stand up for the environment. When I was that age, I didn't care about big issues at all, ”says artist Henk De Ruddere.
April 17, 2019: Greta meets the Pope in Rome
Pope Francis asked Greta Thunberg to continue her climate work. Photo: Reuters / Vatican Media
During the Easter holidays, Greta met Pope Francis in Rome.
"This is a great opportunity to speak for the young people who share my concerns about the climate and the ecological collapse," Greta Thunberg said at a press conference in the European Parliament in Strasbourg ahead of the meeting.
April 16, 2019: Greta's emotional speech in the European Parliament
Thunberg let Notre-Dame play a central role Photo: SVT
April 3, 2019: Promises to the European Parliament: "Listen to Greta"
“As Swedes, we are often asked: Do you know Abba? Do you know Zlatan Ibrahimovic? But now we have to be ready for a new question: Do you know Greta Thunberg? ”Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said in his speech in the European Parliament. Löfven said he was proud of the manifestations that Greta has given rise to, but emphasized that it is not up to her generation to solve the climate crisis - something he had to receive applause for in the House.
April 1, 2019: April Fool makes fun of the world's leaders
One of the notable April fights stood for Greta as she tricked her followers on Twitter that she should end the school strike for the climate, as world leaders have now realized the gravity of the situation and that the crisis is under control.
2019-04-01, 14:20. Photo: Twitter
March 30, 2019: Greta is awarded German special prize
On Friday, March 29, an estimated 25,000 participants gathered in central Berlin, as well as another 15,000 in the rest of the country. In Germany, Greta has been hailed as a heroine in the media and she was awarded the prestigious German award "The Golden Camera". In the motivation Greta is called an icon for a new youth and protest movement. "This 16-year-old Swedish gives us a bad conscience but she can't stop," said the award winner. Greta later published his thank you speech from the gala on Facebook.
March 24, 2019: French Freedom Award
Greta was nominated for Normandy's Freedom Award. Other finalists were blogger Raif Badawi who is imprisoned in Saudi Arabia and photojournalist Lu Guang, who has been detained by Chinese authorities.
On April 2, 2019, it was announced that Greta was named winner.
March 17, 2019: Strikers hold politicians accountable in Agenda
Two of the strikers met with Environment Minister Isabella Lövin (MP) and Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund to answer them. See Agenda in SVT Play.
March 15, 2019: Thousands of manifestations and research calls
From New Dehli, Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong, Warsaw, Cape Verde, Amsterdam, Seoul, Milan and Helsinki.
Children and young people have climate strikes all over the world
"Science is extremely clear about what measures are needed," says Line Gordon, associate professor of systems ecology and one of 270 Swedish researchers who supported the manifestation.
361 Swedish researchers:
270 Swedish researchers support the movement in a debate article in Dagens Nyheter. At Aftonbladet, another 91 researchers provide their support for the manifestations.
“Worldwide demonstrations, initiated by young people, place demands on society and decision-makers to reduce climate impact and damage to ecosystems. There is scientific support for their concerns. The requirements for quick, robust and fair change are justified. The current measures are insufficient , ”the climate researchers write.
The manifestation at Mynttorget 15/3 2019
Thousands of youngsters left for school at the Coin Square. "You get the worst energy from being here, it's a great atmosphere," said Therese Stenberg.
From Greta Thunberg's speech: “We are facing the biggest crisis humanity has faced. Yet it has been ignored for decades by those who knew it. We strike because we want a future. ”Photo: AFP
Students at Kungsholmen's Gymnasium have a banner workshop for the climate manifestation.
Greta Thunberg was interviewed in the Morning Studio for the manifesto March 15, 2019. Photo: SVT
Climate striker Max in Abisko: “Everyone follows Greta. Almost everyone knows who she is. ”Photo: SVT
Hear the climate strikes from Surahammar who went to Västerås to manifest outside the town hall. Photo: SVT
"It's a fight for a better world" Photo: SVT
Listen to the students' message to the authorities and what they do to reduce their climate impact. Photo: SVT
This is what the Södertalje residents do to achieve the climate goals
Hundreds of students and schoolchildren in Nyköping participated in the international climate strike. Photo: SVT / Maria Lapenkova
"If you can take a vacation for a Thai trip, you should take a vacation for a school strike," Freja Fritioff told SVT Nyheter in Nyköping.
Hear the student Lovisa about the school strike in Umeå
Climate strike: Hundreds of young people in Lund gathered for the environment
The Vadstena students about Greta Thunberg: "That a single person has had so much influence, it's so cool," says Carl Wistedt. Photo: SVT
March 14, 2019: Street artist shelves with huge banner
The street artist JR has created a huge banner depicting Greta, which was shown in Paris. Photo: Screenshot from street artist JR's Instagram
March 13, 2019: The Peace Prize nomination
Greta Thunberg was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by three members of parliament. "The movement that Greta has set in motion is a very important peace grant," says parliamentary member Freddy André Øvstegård from the Socialist Left Party.
March 11, 2019: Long interview in The Guardian
"Some people may ignore things, but not me," says Greta Thunberg in a long interview in the British daily The Guardian.
March 10, 2019: TED talk reaches the limit
Greta Thunberg's TED talk passed the environmental limit, Expressen reported. On May 31, 2019, the speech "The disarming case to act right now on climate change" had just over 2.3 million views.
March 7, 2019: Expressen: "Woman of the Year 2019"
"From 'homeowner' and life-threatening sick - to becoming one of the world's most influential activists, educating the UN Secretary General and getting young people all over the world to school strike for the climate." This is how the Expressen Greta Thunberg describes, in connection with her appointment to Woman of the Year 2019.
February 21, 2019: Greta in Brussels demonstration
Thunberg demonstrated in Brussels - together with other children Photo: Yves Herman / Reuters / TT
February 18, 2019: Report on Greta in NY Times
The New York Times publishes a report on Greta Thunberg.
February 11, 2019: Greta responds to rumors in Facebook posts
In a long post on Facebook, Greta Thunberg addresses what she describes as "rumors, lies and a constant omission of well-established facts" regarding her and her commitment.
February 7, 2019: Belgian students about the hero Greta
Schoolchildren demonstrate in Brussels for a better environment. The organizers have been inspired by, among other things, the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Photo: Wiktor Nummelin / TT
February 2019: The tours around the entrepreneur Ingmar Rentzhog
In a review by Svenska Dagbladet, it appears that the entrepreneur Ingmar Rentzhog used Greta Thunberg as a patch for a new issue for his company "We don't have time" - without the Thunberg family's knowledge. During the rights issue, SEK 13 million was withdrawn. In a press release after SvD's review, the company wrote: "We missed informing Greta and her family in advance about the content".
Greta Thunberg was an advisor in the charity foundation "We don't have time" for more than three months, until February 1, 2018. "It turned out that they used my name in another part of their organization which is a start up company," writes Greta on Facebook. “They have clearly acknowledged that they did this without my or my family's knowledge. I no longer have any contact with We Don't Have Time, ”she continues.
Ingmar Rentzhog has apologized to Greta. He has clarified that Greta was only involved in the foundation and that the company has neither paid anything to the Thunberg family, nor received any money from them.
January 23, 2019: Greta over the authorities in Davos, Switzerland
Young and old will persuade world leaders to save the world
“You have failed. If we do nothing about this, other issues will become meaningless in the future. I see what is fact and what needs to be done, "Greta told one of the reporters.
January 7, 2019: Malena Ernman about her daughter's commitment
The opera singer Malena Ernman writes in a Facebook post that her daughter Greta Thunberg's commitment is entirely on her own initiative, and that the work is done voluntarily. This after critics argued the opposite. Malena Ernman also writes that it was Greta and her sister Beata that aroused their parents' involvement in the climate issue. Just over a week later, Greta herself told Skavlan that it was she who made her parents stop flying.
December 23, 2018: Greta is interviewed on CNN
"Young people have to demand responsibility from the adults," Greta Thunberg told CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
December 13, 2018: Greta at the climate meeting in Katowice, Poland
“You say you love your children above all else, yet you rob them of their future. We are not here to appeal to the world's leaders to care, but to tell you that the time of change is here, whether you want it or not. Thank you, "Greta said to the spectators at the Katowice Climate Summit.
"I don't think my classmates know what I'm doing," says 15-year-old Greta Thunberg when SVT meets her at the climate meeting in Katowice. Photo: Ylva Larsson, SVT
December 7, 2018: TIME: "One of the world's most powerful teenagers"
Time Magazine named Greta Thunberg one of the world's 25 most powerful teenagers in 2018. "I can't vote, so this is a way to make my voice heard," she told Time.
September 21, 2018: The strikes #fridaysforfuture are spreading
After Greta Thunberg - Now the climate strikes continue Photo: Jonna Björnbom / SVT
September 9, 2018: Arnold Schwarzenegger invites Greta
Arnold Schwarzenegger invited Greta Thunberg to his annual high-level meeting for the climate. "I love to see someone who not only complains but actually does something about it," Schwarzenegger tweeted.
September 8, 2018: Climate March in Stockholm
August 20, 2018: Greta begins a strike outside the Riksdag