Why Global Citizens Should Care
Giving Greta Thunberg the opportunity to edit a radio programme is a chance to get people of all ages and demographics to tune in and listen to what she has to say. It's a great way of generating awareness about what's going on around the world as communities are affected by the climate emergency that is happening right now. Join us here to find out more what you can do to help achieve Global Goal 13 by taking action on the climate. 

We have no doubt that Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, will have a lot to celebrate after looking back on this year.

To cap off a remarkable few months spent spearheading climate marches, schooling world leaders, and sailing carbon-free across the Atlantic, she will be taking the reins at one of the UK’s most famous radio shows.  

The BBC Radio 4 Today programme is a morning show with almost 7 million weekly listeners. Between Boxing Day and the New Year it will air five special guest-edited shows.

Thunberg will use the opportunity to speak to leading figures fighting the climate crisis and to indigenous frontline activists. 

She has also commissioned reports from the Antarctic and Zambia, it has been reported, as well as calling on Today’s resident journalist Mishal Husain to interview Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England. 

The other guest editors joining the programme during the festive period will be the artist Grayson Perry; the president of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale; spoken word performer George the Poet; and journalist Charles Moore.  

Thunberg has had plenty of practice for the role this year giving interviews to major media outlets as well as giving speeches around the world. 

Let’s hope the Greta show will get even more people engaged in stories about climate change!


Defend the Planet

Greta Thunberg to Guest Edit BBC Radio 4’s 'Today' Programme

By Helen Lock