BBC to make Greta Thunberg documentary

The 17-year-old Swedish climate change activist will be shown exploring what actions can be taken to limit climate change and responding to the ‘real-world consequences of inaction’.

Announcing the series, BBC Studios’ Executive Rob Liddell said: ‘Climate change is probably the most important issue of our lives so it feels timely to make an authoritative series that explores the facts and science behind this complex subject.

‘To be able to do this with Greta is an extraordinary privilege, getting an inside view on what it’s like being a global icon and one of the most famous faces on the planet.’

Greta re-tweeted the announcement on social media.

The programme will also ‘chart her journey into adulthood’ and follow the schoolgirl during her ‘quiet moments’ as she writes ‘impactful’ speeches.

It is hoped the programme will shine a light on the continuing plight of wildlife and humans across the globe due to climate change.

The UK is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 in an effort to reverse rising global emissions.