Greta Thunberg surprisingly in Davos
“WEF people fuel destruction”
Greta Thunberg has arrived in Davos. Together with the German environmental activist Luisa Neubauer, she appeared at an energy panel.
Published: 17 minutes ago
In the run-up to the WEF, her visit was not expected: Greta Thunberg on Thursday in Davos GR.
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Barely arrived at the WEF, Greta Thunberg (20) takes part in a panel discussion with her fellow campaigners. First accusation: “WEF people are heating up the destruction of the planet,” says the Swedish climate icon.
Thunberg & Co have come to Davos to promote their anti-fossil fuel petition.
“There is a lot of external pressure on the fossil industries,” says Greta. “The change has to come from there.” She brought a letter to the representatives of the fossil industries: “Cease & Desist”. Among the signatories is the German environmental activist Luisa Neubauer.
Environmental activist Luisa Neubauer (26) criticizes the large countries of the G7: “Who should change come from if not from them?”
Fellow campaigners are demanding financial support
Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate (26) says: “The world is not just made up of Europe. The energy crisis is not only happening in Europe. We now have to massively promote green energies in the Global South – and for that we need money.”
The fact that the industry minister of the United Arab Emirates, an oil company boss, is leading the climate conference in Dubai is not a good sign, says the Ecuadorian human rights activist Helena Gualinga. Greta Thunberg says: “This is absolutely ridiculous.”
Luisa Neubauer criticizes the hope that fossil fuels would solve the crisis. “On the contrary, they produce crises.”
Nobody said it would be easy, Greta emphasizes. “The world is still going in the wrong direction. We need help!”
Birol thanks activists on Twitter
In addition to the four young climate activists, Fatih Birol (64) also took part in the well-received media conference on climate protection on the sidelines of the WEF. Birol is Chairman of the International Energy Agency (IEA), an agency for research and development of energy technologies.
Birol thanked Thunberg and her colleagues on Twitter after the joint media conference. “The world needs a grand coalition of governments, industry and civil society that is truly committed to tackling climate change,” Birol said on Twitter.