Teen Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg joined a protest on Friday on the day of the action in London before taking a train to Glasgow, Scotland, where the United Nations COP26 conference begins on Sunday.
The 18-year-old took part in one of the protests that took place in 26 countries around the world on Friday to put pressure on banks to stop funding fossil fuel projects.
In front of Standard Chartered Bank in London, Thunberg briefly joined the young eco-fighters from the Youth Strike to End Climate Chaos, according to the for Sky News before the protest reached other major financial institutions such as Lloyd’s of London, Bank of England, Barclays and Macquarie Capital, while exclaiming, “What do we want? Climate justice. When do we want it? Now. “
A teenage climate activist he tweeted after her appearance at the event: “School Strike Week 167. We are out today [Standard Chartered] we ask them to stop funding our destruction. Banks are still pouring imaginary amounts into fossil fuels, destabilizing the planet and endangering the lives of many people.
She is scheduled to travel by train to Glasgow, Scotland, where the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet at its 26th Annual Conference of the Parties (COP26) from Sunday to join the “climate strike”.
V preview In an interview with BBC veteran journalist Andrew Marr, scheduled to air on Sunday, Thunberg said she did not know if she had been officially invited to COP26, and argued that she may not have been because organizers were “afraid” of the invitation. young people. radicals like her.
“I don’t know. It’s very vague. Officially not [invited]. I think a lot of people might be scared that if they invite too many radical young people, then they could look bad, ”he said. he said.
The UN Annual Climate Summit takes place in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November. Xi Jinping from China – World the largest transmitter carbon dioxide – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro not expected to attend.