Anuna De Wever and Kyra Gantois / Anuna De Wever and Kyra Gantois – The Climate Is Us

Anuna De Wever and Kyra Gantois – The Climate Is Us

Anuna De Wever and Kyra Gantois – The Climate Is Us

Rights sold

  • Éditions Stock (France)
  • Solverino/ RCS Mediagroup (Italy)
  • Alianza Editorial (Spain)
  • Spartacus Forlag (Norway)


About the book

They started with two. Sitting at the kitchen table, Anuna and Kyra shared their concerns about the climate and decided: enough was enough. On 10 January, in a city square designated by the police, Belgian students organized a protest against the current climate policy. There was not enough space for the 3000 students who showed up. A week later there were 12,500, the week thereafter: 35,000. Anuna and Kyra quickly became the faces of a protest generation that will no longer let itself be dismissed by politicians with reassuring words. In The Climate Is Us two young climate activists reach out a hand to each of us: to politicians and policy makers, to parents and grandparents, and to their peers. They’re naïve, as they put it themselves. But here that just means: unavoidable, just like the future, as the clock ticks on. For every euro this book earns, De Bezige Bij will donate half to Youth for Climate.

What Anuna and Kyra are doing is so important. - Greta Thunberg

It started in Brussels. We saw it and thought: that’s what we’re going to do. - Youth for Climate Netherlands


Anuna De Wever (b. 2001) and Kyra Gantois (b. 1999) are young activists from Mortsel, Belgium, and the initiators of the climate protest in Brussels (2019) where more than 35,000 students joined in. Furthermore, they are the founders of Youth for Climate. They are not going to stop their protests until the political climate policy has been drastically amended. Jeroen Olyslaegers, author of the internationally acclaimed novel WILL, has put their plea into words.

Additional book information

  • Manifesto
  • ISBN 9789403168609
  • Number of pages: 64
  • World rights: De Bezige Bij
  • Price: € 8,99
  • English sample available