After two years of the pandemic, young people are back on the streets to warn about the climate crisis.
They are hundreds to have gathered in Milan behind the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg or the Ugandan Vanessa Nakate. This parade came to close a Youth summit on climate organized by the UN before the COP26 in Glasgow.
“Hope is that. Hope is us, the people. Hope is when people come together to make a difference. We have the right to be angry. We have the right to take to the streets to demand changes. Because change is not only possible. It is urgently needed“said Greta Thunberg.
The day before, the 18-year-old activist was received with other figures of the movement by the head of the Italian government Mario Draghi. Young people who say they are fed up with promises and demand strong action from world leaders.
“Young people are asking for specific actions, such as the end of the fossil fuel industries before 2030, a more transparent financing system for climate issues but also responsible and sustainable tourism. Greta Thunberg and other young activists criticized the fact that heads of state and government have made a lot of promises, but nothing has materialized yet“, explains our correspondent in Milan Giorgia Orlandi.
The Glasgow conference is the most important since COP21 in Paris, where a historic agreement was sealed six years ago, but the objectives of which are far from having been achieved.