Milan – Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg has criticized global leaders for “saying words that sound great but have not yet led to any action” on the promise of climate change.
There is no planet B; There is no planet blah, blah, blah, said 18-year-old Frau Thunberg in her Opening speech at the Youth4Climate summit in Milan, Italy on September 28th.
“This is not about an expensive, politically correct green act of hugging the rabbit or blah, blah, blah,” she added, referring to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who used the term “rabbit hug” in his speech Efforts to describe climate change at the Leader’s Summit on Climate in April 2021.
Other terms used by Ms. Thunberg that were accompanied by a “blah, blah, blah” were “better building, green economy, net zero by 2050 and climate neutral.
That’s all we hear from our so-called leaders, she said, noting that “the hopes and dreams of young people are drowning in their empty words and promises”.
“Of course we need a constructive dialogue, but it’s now 30 years blah, blah, blah, and where did that lead us?” She asked.
Ms. Thunberg noted that despite the promises made during the first United Nations Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC) in 1995, CO2 emissions have continued to rise.
She stressed that the media reports what the leaders say they would do rather than what they actually do.
“They (media) do not hold executives responsible for their actions, or rather for their inaction.”
“Global” [carbon] Emissions are expected to increase 16 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, ”she said, noting that the world was still racing in the wrong direction.
Since only about two percent of government recreational spending is used for clean energy measures, Ms. Thunberg spoke on behalf of the youth and said that they do not want these efforts.
Nevertheless, Ms. Thunberg repeated that things could still change.
“Do not get me wrong; we can still do this. Changes are not only possible, but urgent and necessary, ”she said.
Although the lifestyle had to change drastically, Ms. Thunberg refrained from giving concrete examples of how the world can face climate change in her speech.
This did not stop the estimated 400 youth activists from around 200 countries from responding to their call for immediate climate protection measures.
The event was held for young climate leaders to discuss solutions before submitting a collated proposal to policy makers attending the preparatory session of the upcoming United National Climate Change Conference, due to begin October 31 / TISG
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