Greta Thunberg has mocked world leaders for not doing enough whilst delivering a speech to the youth summit in Milan last week.
Speaking at the Youth4Climate Summit, a three-day-long conference that hosted about 400 activists aged 15 to 29 from 186 countries, the 18-year-old activist said: “Build back better. Blah, blah, blah. Green economy. Blah blah blah. Net-zero by 2050. Blah, blah, blah” in reference to slogans often used by UK Government leader Boris Johnson, and US President Joe Biden.
“They are clearly not listening to us. Just look at the numbers. Emissions are still rising. The science doesn’t lie.
“Leaders like to say, ‘We can do it.’ They obviously don’t mean it. We do.”
Greta blasted onto the climate scene in 2018 aged 15, when she started a solitary protest, striking from school outside the Swedish parliament buildings. Since then, she has sparked an international movement to fight climate change and has inspired thousands of young activists to join her in her mission.
Her speech last week is likely to have been a blow to the UK Government, who are due to host the world’s largest climate event, COP26, in a matter of weeks.
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