Greta Thunberg, who called the climate change summit in Glasgow the’most exclude COP ever’, has decried the event and called it a ‘greenwash fest’.
The 18-year-old climate change activist, who arrived in Glasgow by train on Sunday, slammed world leaders attending COP26 and said it was instead ‘a two week celebration of business as usual’.
Her comments come just days after Miss Thunberg criticised world leaders for ‘whatever the f*** they are doing in there’ during a demonstration at Festival Park in Glasgow.
Today, the activist from Sweden took to Twitter to say that COP26 was the most important COP to exclude.
Greta Thunberg criticized the climate change summit in Glasgow as the’most excludeive COP’.
In a tweet on Twitter, the 18-year-old climate activist claimed that it was actually a celebration of business as usual for two weeks.
“This is no longer an international climate conference. This is a Global North greenwash fest. This is a celebration of business as usual for two weeks.
On Monday Miss Thunberg said that heads of government were not doing enough to save the planet from disaster at a demonstration on the first day of the Cop26 summit.
She said: ‘No more blah blah blah, no more whatever the f*** they are doing inside there.
‘Inside Cop, there is only politicians and people in authority pretending that they take our future seriously, pretending that they take the present very seriously.
“Change cannot come from within there, that isn’t leadership – this leadership… We say no blahblahblah and no more exploitation people and the planet.
As heads of Government from around the world discussed what could be done to save the planet from ruin, the Swedish eco activist later appeared to lay the blame for looming natural disasters squarely on them as she riled up her fellow activists with a chant of: ‘You can shove your climate crisis up your a***’.
Miss Thunberg, along with Vanessa Nakate, a fellow campaigner from Uganda, met Monday morning with the First Minister. He tweeted: The voices of young people such as @GretaThunberg or @vanessaVash must be heard at Cop26 – leaders should not take the next few days lightly, they must feel the responsibility to act.
Miss Thunberg had previously criticised the Scottish Government’s policies on climate change, stating that the country was ‘not leading in this area’, as the First minister had previously stated.
Miss Thunberg stated that heads of government weren’t doing enough to save the world from disaster at a demonstration
The teenage activist was also filmed singing ‘You can shove your climate crisis up your a**e’ while outside COP26
The Swede has pledged that she will go ‘net zero’ – a term used by those who seek to balance out the damage they do to the environment – by swearing “something nice” every time.
Scotland has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 75% by 2030, and becoming net zero by 2045. However the targets for the past three years have been missed.
Nicola Sturgeon stated that the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow should make world leaders feel ‘bloody uncomfortable’ about not doing enough to combat global warming.
As the crucial summit began, Ms Sturgeon insisted that every climate promise must be kept. None of them are being kept now, to be honest.
At an event hosted by WWF, she spoke about how she had just met Ms Thunberg as well as Vanessa Nakate, a young climate activist.
Ms. Sturgeon said, “Those voices often, including for myself, are really uncomfortable at time, because they force us face the hard realities of our own inability to deliver.”
“But my goodness, they are so important for shaking the gatherings here over the next couple of days out of the sense complacency that surrounds ’em too often.”
She added: “If we are only willing to face the easy, relatively easy things, we will not get anywhere.” This must be a moment where leaders, all of them, no matter how they are at the negotiating table with us, are held accountable for the truth of what we have promised and not just for the rhetoric.
At an evening reception marking the opening of the COP26 summit, world leaders pose for a group picture
Andrew Marr interviewed Miss Thunberg last week when she asked her about the recent protests of eco-zealots Insulate Britain.
She said: “To be clear, as long that no one gets hurt, then I think sometimes it is necessary to anger some people.
‘Like, for instance, the school strike movement would never have become so big if there wasn’t friction, if some people didn’t get p***ed off.’
Yesterday, Miss TDuring COP26 clashes against police, hunberg claimed that he would go ‘net zero” on swearing.
The 18-year-old walked alone into Wednesday’s debate, much to the delight of security and police officers who had been expecting her in car.
The 18-year-old announced her pledge to her five millions Twitter followers, saying: ‘I’m pleased to announce I’ve decided that I’ve decided not to use swear words or bad language.
“In the unlikely event that I say something offensive, I promise to make amends by saying something nice.”