Climate activist Greta Thunberg sharply criticized the UN digital climate summit. She is not alone with her criticism.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg worked hard on the digital climate summit on the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. At the Climate Ambition Summit, leaders celebrate their blatant loopholes, empty words, inadequate long-term goals and the robbery of current and future living conditions – calling it “ambition,” the Swede wrote on Twitter. “There are no climate leaders. The only ones who can change are you and me. Together.”
Other climate defenders have also criticized the announcements of more than 70 heads of state and government. “It is very disappointing that there was almost nothing today about how the necessary money for climate protection and adaptation in the South should finally come together,” said David Eckstein of the Germanwatch organization.
His colleague Rixa Schwarz praised the fact that, in addition to smaller countries, several states with large greenhouse gas emissions had presented improved climate goals by 2030 or climate neutrality goals by the middle of the century. “Today has shown how effective the Paris Agreement is,” she said. The global climate movement contributes to a large extent in driving governments.
Greenpeace boss Jennifer Morgan, on the other hand, thought the virtual gathering was nowhere near what was needed – namely, ‘leadership that listens to science and drastically cuts emissions to give everyone everywhere – especially our young people – a fair chance. to give. green and peaceful world. “Apparently many states lack the courage to stand up to the oil, coal and gas industries.