World-renowned climate change activist Greta Thunberg is in Plymouth preparing to sail across the Atlantic.
The 16-year-old, who shot to fame last year after protesting outside the Swedish Parliament, is heading to New York for the UN Action Climate summit in September.
The teenager will make the journey aboard the Malizia II, a high-speed 18-metre (60ft) yacht built to race around the globe.
She wanted to attend the summit but was struggling to work out how to make it without taking a plane or going on a cruise ship - which have similarly high emissions – until she was offered a place on Malizia II.
Team Malizia, skippered by Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann, will sail Greta and her father Svante Thunberg in the boat - which has been fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines to allow for a zero-carbon, trans-Atlantic voyage.
Videos and images posted by Team Malizia on its official Facebook page show Greta on-board the yacht ahead of its expected departure on Wednesday (August 13).
Skipper Boris praised the 16-year-old for having the courage to make the trip in such fashion.
Tudor Evans, leader of Plymouth City Council, described it as an “honour” to host Greta before her trip.