Greta Thunberg's verdict after COP26 Glasgow summit to address climate change

Published on Nov 06, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg branded the UN climate summit in Glasgow a 'failure’. Greta's remark came during a mass protest in Glasgow demanding quicker action from leaders. Greta said COP26 is 'a two-week long celebration of business as usual & blah, blah, blah’. “COP26 has been named as the most exclusionary COP ever. It is not a secret that COP26 is a failure, it should be obvious that we cannot solve a crisis with the same methods that got us into it in the first place,” she said. “This is no longer a climate conference. This is now a global north greenwash festival. A two-week-long celebration of business as usual and blah blah blah,” the climate activist added. Delegates from nearly 200 nations are in Glasgow to hammer out how to meet Paris Agreement goals. The first week saw nations announce plans to phase out coal use, to end foreign fossil fuel funding. Meanwhile, two days of demonstrations are planned by activist groups to highlight the climate crisis. Campaigners say they expect up to 50,000 protesters in the Scottish city on Saturday.

 
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