"From Protest To Power: Greta's Eco-Warriors Run For EU Office"

"BRUSSELS - From protest to power: a generation of climate activists who grew up under Greta is coming of age and running for high office to win the change that eluded them on the streets.

Inspired by school-strike leader Greta Thunberg, 20-something eco-warriors - with campaigns launched from Paris to Prague - are swapping banners for ballots in their war on climate change.

Petr Doubravský is a perfect case in point.

Aged 22, Doubravský was a high-school student when he co-founded the Czech branch of Thunberg's school strike for climate movement in 2018, shunning class on Fridays to march for change.

Now studying economics and the environment in Brno University, Doubravský has decided to take his first steps in mainstream politics, running in June's European Parliament elections as a candidate for the Green party."

Joanna Gill reports for Thomson Reuters Foundation May 28, 2024.

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 05/30/2024