This depiction of the vocal activist is the work of the artist Encq - or Henk De Ruddere - and was created at the request of the owner of the house. The City of Brussels has voiced support for the project, according to reports.
Greta Thunberg is depicted in the mural with her characteristic two long braids. For the artist, the choice of illustration was obvious. "It symbolises the steps for the climate. When I see these young people passing by, I am proud, even if I am also ashamed," he said.
"When I was her age, my only concern was to be in love or to recover from heartbreak. I wasn't worried about such things," he added.
The owner of the house and Encq hope to give additional visibility and recognition to the young climate activists with the mural.