Climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg is coming to Bristol.

The 17-year-old will march through the city and give a speech as part of a Bristol Youth Strike For Climate demonstration next Friday (February 28).

Thunberg founded the youth strike movement in 2018 after she sat in solitude outside the Swedish Parliament building.

Millions of students across the world have since participated in strikes held in cities such as London, Paris and Madrid - as well as here in the West Country.

Thunberg’s visit to Bristol will mark her first return to the region since setting sail from Plymouth for a United Nations summit in New York last year.

Greta Thunberg pictured in Plymouth ahead of her sail across the Atlantic. Credit: PA

She is expected to give a speech to strikers gathered on College Green after marching through the city centre.

Thunberg is an internationally known activist, having spoken at the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019 and receiving two Nobel Peace Prize nominations. September 2019’s Global General Strike saw approximately 15,000 gathered on College Green and Greta’s high-profile presence as a figurehead for the global climate movement brings attention back to Bristol students’ fight for comprehensive climate policies. >

Bristol Youth Strike For Climate

The march is due to start from College Green at 11am.