France Media AgencyAug 23, 2021 10:25:32 IST
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday she hoped to make it to the COP26 climate summit in November, months after threatening to skip the event due to unfair vaccine deployments.
“I’ve heard from people that all delegates will be offered a vaccine,” Thunberg told AFP. “If this is considered safe, then I hope to attend.”
The 18-year-old said in April that by November wealthier countries would vaccinate healthy young people “very often at the expense of people in risk groups in other parts of the world.”
She said at the time that the Glasgow conference would have to be postponed if everyone could not attend under the same conditions.
The conference has already been postponed once from its original November 2020 date.
Thunberg spoke to AFP Friday, the third anniversary of the start of its now famous “Schools strike for the climate”.
Marking the day with a protest outside the Swedish parliament with other climate activists, she said her campaign had accomplished a lot in three years.
“It depends on how you see it,” she said.
“You can see it because we have been able to mobilize millions of people and raise the level of awareness. But you can also see it because the shows continue to rise and the necessary changes are still not in sight.
“We have to start treating the crisis as a crisis. If we don’t do it, we won’t be able to do anything else. This is the only step forward.”
When asked where she expected to be in three years, the high school student said she would still lead her campaign.
“Unfortunately, I think we will still protest in three years because it will unfortunately take several decades, or at least several years.”