Swedish activist Greta Thunberg denounced Tuesday, September 28, “Thirty years of blah-blah” on the climate of world leaders, accusing them of having “Drowned” the hopes of young people in their “Empty promises”.
“There is no planet B, there is no planet blah-blah, blah-blah-blah, blah-blah-blah, green economy blah-blah, carbon neutrality in 2050 blah-blah”, she imitated to the applause of 400 young people from around the world gathered in Milan by the United Nations (UN) one month before the crucial COP26 climate conference. “That’s all we hear from our so-called leaders. Words. Words that sound good but have led to no action, our hopes and dreams drowned in their empty words and promises. “
“Of course we need a constructive dialogue but they have now had thirty years of blah-blah and where has that taken us? “, said the activist, qualifying the lack of action “Deliberate” world leaders from “Betrayal of present and future generations”.
“Hope always comes from the people”
The UN, Italy and the British presidency of COP26 have invited 400 young people from nearly 200 countries, aged 15 to 29, to Milan for three days to draft a joint declaration that will be submitted to ministers at a meeting which will take place at the end of the week.
“They invite handpicked young people to meetings like this and they pretend to listen to us, but they don’t, they don’t listen to us, they never have.”, launched Greta Thunberg at the podium in front of the organizers of the event. “But we can change things. “
“We can no longer let the people in power decide what is politically possible or not, we can no longer let the people in power decide what hope is. Hope is not blah-blah, hope is telling the truth, hope is acting, hope always comes from the people ”, launched the girl.
As climate disasters multiply, the commitments of States are still not up to the task to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2 ° C compared to the pre-industrial era. , if possible 1.5 ° C. According to the latest UN assessment published in mid-September, the world is heading for global warming “Catastrophic” 2.7 ° C.