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Prolific teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is to guest edit a Christmas episode of BBC Radio 4’s Today program. 

The 16-year-old environmentalist is currently sailing across the Atlantic in preparation for the UN Climate Action Summit in Madrid, Spain.

‘Frontline activists’ 

As guest editor, she will ‘speak to the world’s leading climate change figures and hear from frontline activists’, according to the BBC

Greta has also ‘commissioned reports’ from Zambia and the Antartic, and will have an interview with BBC news presenter Mishal Husain. 

Other guest editors include CBE Grayson Perry, President of the Supreme Court and Lord of Appeal Lady Hale, and spoken-word artist Geroge the Poet (George Mpanga). Previous guest editors include celebrity Actress Angelina Jolie, Professor Stephen Hawking and the Duke of Sussex. 

Each guest will edit an episode of the Radio 4 program from Boxing Day (December 26) – New Year’s Eve (January 1)


Earlier this month, legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough described Greta as ‘remarkable’ – stating she is ‘stirring the world’. 

Attenborough, whose environmental documentary series Seven Worlds One Planet is currently playing on BBC1, also said he’s glad the climate message in reaching the masses. 

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.