‘You did not act in time’: Greta Thunberg and behavioural contestation

Lea Wisken and Anette Stimmer

People take part in the demonstration ‘Fridays for Future’ in Piazza del Popolo, on 19 April 2019 in Rome, Italy. Image: Stefano Montesi via Getty Images

‘Basically nothing is being done to halt — or even slow — climate and ecological breakdown, despite all the beautiful words and promises’. Greta Thunberg’s damning speech before the UK parliament last month highlights that the greatest challenge to international climate agreements is inaction by…