Atlas is inspired by Greta Thunberg’s strikes for the climate emergency and her environmental activism. At age 11, he organized the first youth-led climate strike in his country, founding Fridays for Future Turkey. He started his activism because he realized the impact humans had on the climate crisis and that young people have little chance to live a safe life in the future. His main motive is to hold governments and big companies responsible for their inactions and to show them how children are in danger as a result of this.
Nominated by Youth Board Member, State of YouthAll 2023 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees