The climate revolution has a new face in its ranks after six-year-old Evan Boughen left his classroom behind on Friday to join a protest against climate change outside of Parliament.

Evan, from Charlton, opted to join the climate strike and skip school for the event, mirroring images of Greta Thunberg who launched a global movement in 2018 when she started spending her school days outside Swedish parliament.

The charming young eco-warrior posed for a photo in front of Westminster and joined the crowds protesting against the current global crisis and loss of biodiversity.

Evan told the News Shopper he was going on a climate strike "to protest about climate change and our planet."

The youngster said it was "important to take action to help," otherwise "all the animals and people will be in terrible danger."

Evan and his mum Emily also ran into Clive Efford, the local MP for Eltham, outside of Westminster.

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Following the encounter, and after stopping for a photo, the Labour MP said: "He reminded me that my generation are in charge of his future environment so we had better make sure it’s in good shape when we hand it to him."