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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# greta thunberg

This month
January 2023
# climate protest
Explainer: The story of Greta Thunberg and the small German village on brink of demolition
Here’s a breakdown of the circumstances of the protest in Germany and the activist’s short detention.
Last year
2022
# CLIMATE CRISIS
COP27: Greta Thunberg won't attend 'greenwashing' UN climate summit this month
Thunberg said the summits are “used as an opportunity for people in power to get attention”.
All time
# debunked
Debunked: No, this US scientist has never been nominated for a Time Person of the Year
The claim is made in an image-based post circulating on Facebook.
# cop26
Greta Thunberg calls COP26 deal 'vague' as Johnson says summit ‘tipping point’ for end of coal
The COP26 summit ended at the weekend after weeks of negotiations.
# Climate Change
Greta Thunberg brands COP26 'a failure' as thousands of young people protest in Glasgow
At least 8,000 people, including Irish activists, took part in the march.
# cop26
Youth activists to march through Glasgow demanding climate action at COP26
Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate to join protesters on the streets.
# Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two journalists from the Philippines and Russia
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were awarded the prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
# climate action
Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate
The Swedish environmental figurehead spoke at a meeting of youth climate activists in Milan.
# emma blake
Dublin mural of Greta Thunberg repaired after being vandalised
The mural of the 18-year-old environmental activist is painted on the side of a building in Smithfield.
# greta thunberg
Mural of activist Greta Thunberg in Dublin city centre vandalised
The mural is painted on a wall on Chancery Street.
# greta thunberg
Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests
Thunberg started her solo protests outside Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on 20 August 2018.
# greta thunberg
Greta Thunberg goes back to school after year off for climate
Thunberg did not say in which city or school she would be continuing her studies.
# climate action
Thunberg urges world to tackle climate change with same urgency as coronavirus
The teenager hopes coronavirus will open up the discussion about deaths caused by climate change.
# youth strike 4 climate
Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’
Thunberg was the headline speaker at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green, Bristol.
# greta thunberg foundation
Greta Thunberg ‘using award money to create sustainability foundation’
The teenage climate activist was one of four recipients of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award.
# climate action
'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos
President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he didn’t meet Thunberg.
# Davos
Greta Thunberg tells Davos 'pretty much nothing' has been done to fight climate change
The teenager spoke ahead of US President Donald Trump’s keynote address at the World Economic Forum.
# School strike
'We thought it was a bad idea': Greta Thunberg's dad says he was worried about her climate activism
Svante Thunberg said that he and his wife made changes in their lives to ‘save’ their daughter.
# twitter spat
'Chill Greta': Trump mocks Thunberg after she was named Time's Person of the Year
In response, Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to read “Currently chilling”.
# Person of the Year
Greta Thunberg named Time magazine's Person of the Year
The magazine cover has a picture of Thunberg with the subtitle “The Power of Youth.”
# crisis
'People underestimating the force of angry kids': Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon ahead of UN conference
The Swedish teenager is attending this year’s UN Climate Conference in Lisbon.
# Climate Change
Greta Thunberg travels halfway around the world 'the wrong way' after summit location is moved
COP25 was meant to take place in Chile but is now due to be held in Spain.
# New Discovery
Newly discovered beetle named after climate activist Greta Thunberg
The insect measures less than 1mm and has remained unnamed after first being discovered in Nairobi in the 1960s.
# lord mayor award
Greta Thunberg and late Brendan Grace among recipients of Dublin Lord Mayor's Award
Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe presented the awards at a reception at the Mansion House this evening.
# fire drill fridays
Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington
The 81-year-old was arrested alongside 16 other protesters.
# climate action
'Greta is right to be angry': Mary Robinson says she was 'moved to tears' by Thunberg
Robinson was referring to Thunberg’s address at the Climate Action Summit in New York.
# Feature
When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex
The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.
# Ryan Tubridy
'It came from the heart': Tubridy offers clarification over Greta Thunberg comments
The host faced criticism for remarks he’d made discussing the climate change activist and her speech to the UN.
# Climate Change
'How dare you?': Greta Thunberg slams world leaders at UN climate summit
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump made a brief unscheduled appearance today at the summit.
# Your Say
Poll: Will the climate change strike impact government policy?
Millions of people took part in demonstrations around the world yesterday.
# greta thunberg
'Change is coming': Millions take part in climate change strike
Thousands of people attended rallies across Ireland.
# School strike
Thousands of students set to lead third country-wide climate strike
The strike is part of a global day of action to call on governments to do more to combat climate change.
# Climate Change
'I don't want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists' Greta Thunberg appears before US Congress
President Donald Trump has openly questioned the effects of a changing climate.
Voices
Opinion: Irish people must reduce meat and dairy consumption and production to tackle emissions
Ireland is the third worst country in the EU for tackling climate change.
# land ho
Greta Thunberg reaches New York by yacht after crossing the Atlantic to attend climate summit
The teenager refused to fly to avoid a plane’s gas emissions.
# climate action
Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York on a zero-emissions yacht
The climate activist is going to New York for a conference but won’t be meeting Donald Trump.
# Climate Change
'Be the hero, not the villain': Protesting students wrote to Taoiseach urging him to take climate action
Thousands of students attended climate change demonstrations across the country in March.
# Notre Dame
Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change
“Notre Dame will be rebuilt”, Thunberg told MEPs, “I hope its foundations are strong, I hope ours are even stronger.”
# COP24
15-year-old activist tells climate negotiators at UN summit they are 'not mature enough'
Over the weekend, nations struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty.