Well, Greta Thunberg, who is an 18 years old Swedish climate campaigner informed that she doesn’t want to attend the UN climate conference which is due to be held in Glasgow this November. The climate campaigner is concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on attendance at COP26.
She believed that the summit must be postponed. Moreover, she mentioned that the UK government that is hosting the summit that must wait until the global vaccination rates have risen. This summit will bring together the world leaders with the aim of agreeing on a plan for tackling climate change.
Notably, Greta’s decisions are likely to be a significant blow for the UK government. Also, the activist has attended all the major climate conferences from her first protest lying outside the Swedish parliament two and a half years ago.
She mentioned, “This needs to happen in the right way. Of course, the best thing to do would be to get everyone to vaccinate as soon as possible so that everyone could take part on the same terms.”
However, since November the UN meetings have already been delayed once and there have been rumors which might be postponed again. The last two conferences of the Parties (COP) summits have more than 20,000 attendees and the UK is understood to have been working on the basis that as many as 30,000 people could attend in Glasgow.
In the last month, at the end sources in Downing Street and Holyrood were adamant that no decisions had been made on a further delay to the conference.
However, the financial decision on whether to delay or move ahead with the summit was supposed to be taken after Easter. However, Greta Thunberg didn’t play a formal role at the conference regarding her decision not to attend a significant symbolic moment for the conference.
Notably, she began her first school strike along with the Swedish parliament two and a half years ago. She has stepped in to symbolize the demands of many young people that the leader of the world takes climate change even more seriously.
In September 2018, she told the world leaders at a UN climate summit in New York “How dare you” because they failed to act on climate change. She also mentioned, “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”
While speaking in a new documentary series, “Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World.” She was very clear about what she thought the COP26 team must do.
She repeatedly informed that the summit must be postponed again.
Mark Carney who is known as the former Bank of England governor has now financed Advisor for COP26 which wouldn’t be drawn whether he thought the conference may happen in person when asked in the interview.
Mr. Carney said, “I think if we’ve learned anything in the last 13 months, it’s that’s it’s not wise to make bold predictions about what’s going to happen three, six months ahead in terms of logistics, so the honest answer is I don’t know.”
However, any kind of decision on the future of the summit might be made in the conjunction with the United Nations along with the Scottish government.
Almost towards the end of the last month, it was Prime Minister Boris Johnson that was battling for ensuring the flagship conference which was held face-to-face by assuring participants must be vaccinated and subjected to a robust testing regime. However, the global rollout of the vaccination was quite disappointing.
In the last year, the decision delayed the meeting was taken because of covid.
Is Greta Thunberg invited to the Glasgow Summit? Many people think, as Greta Thunberg was part of a controversy regarding farmers’ protests in India for which she might not be invited to the Glasgow summit. Still, the real scenario is unknown.