- The climate change campaigner and loved naturalist will meet for first time ever
- In the flagship programme Ms Thunberg will reveal she likes walking her dogs
- Show will also feature an interview with Bank of England governor Mark Carney
These are the first pictures of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg guest editing Radio 4’s Today programme which is due to be broadcast on Monday.
The 16-year-old campaigner, will interview Sir David Attenborough, in a first ever meeting between the pair, in a special edition of the show.
Ms Thunberg, who will turn 17 on Friday, requested an interview with the legendary naturalist, and asked presenter Mishal Husain to interview outgoing Bank of England governor Mark Carney.
In the flagship programme, that was guest edited by Charles Moore on Saturday, Ms Thunberg will reveal she likes walking her dogs Moses and Roxy around Stockholm. as reported by inews.
The teenager, who was the catalyst for a series of climate change protests and action this year, will also say how she prefers handshakes to hugs.
The programme is expected to focus heavily on environmental issues, with commissioned reports from the Antarctic and Zambia set to feature.
It comes after the editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme has admitted sending a presenter on a flight to Sweden to meet the climate activist ‘felt awkward’.
The BBC sent presenter Mishal Husain on a return flight to Stockholm to interview her, despite Ms Thunberg refusing the travel because of the environmental impact.
Programme editor Sarah Sands told the Sunday Times: ‘We did discuss that among ourselves. It felt awkward but we did not have the time for trains or boats.’
Greta takes a stand against more polluting forms of transport by sailing rather than flying or travelling in cars.
She started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018, which has since spread all over the world to involve more than 100,000 schoolchildren.
Greta arrived in New York in August after a 15-day, 3,000-mile voyage across the Atlantic to take part in a UN climate summit.
She sailed from Plymouth in the UK on a zero-emissions yacht to limit the carbon footprint of her travel.
She then set sail in November from the US to a UN climate summit in Madrid, Spain.