Teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg is to get her own TV series exploring issues surrounding climate change.
The series, which will be produced by the BBC Studio’s science unit, is set to follow Greta as she is confronted by the consequences of inaction.
There were no details of the number of episodes or when the show will be aired. It will be the second time that Greta has collaborated with the BBC — she guest-edited the prestigious Radio 4 Today programme in December last year.
Thunberg started the #FridaysforFutures school strike environmental movement and has been credited with helping to push climate change to the top of the global political agenda.
The documentary-style series will follow the 17-year-old as she travels to the front line of climate change. She will meet scientists, politicians and business leaders, exploring the scientific evidence with them and challenging them to change.
The show will also explain the science behind the 1.5 degree rise that scientists agree global temperature needs to be limited to in order to avoid environmental disaster.
The announcement of the BBC series follows news that the US broadcaster Hulu is making a documentary about Thunberg with the working title Greta.
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