For Greta Thurnberg, COP26 will not bring "big changes"

Audio 01:22

The young Swedish Greta Thunberg started her movement for climate protection in Stockholm.

Here in front of the Swedish Parliament in the Swedish capital on October 15, 2021 © Fredrik Sandberg / TT News Agency, via REUTERS

Text by: RFI Follow

1 min

The Youth for the Climate organized this Saturday evening, October 16, simultaneous concerts in more than 40 countries around the world.

Stockholm, the city where Greta Thunberg started this movement, was of course part of the party.

The activist took the stage to denounce the inaction of politicians, but also to call on young people to mobilize, even in a festive manner.

Advertising

Read more

With our correspondent in Stockholm,

Frédéric Faux

It was the surprise of the evening:

Greta Thunberg took the

stage to sing a duet and dance, in front of an audience of ecstatic teenagers.

The Covid-19 pandemic has for many months relegated the climate crisis to the background.

But today the restrictions have fallen in many countries, and it was necessary to show that

the climate

can also defend itself… with enthusiasm.

The young audience did not only have the opportunity to see all the stars of Swedish song scroll.

He also heard scientists and activists, such as a young Filipina who came to tell about the consequences of climate change on her island.

"

It is now an active choice that they are making

 "

And once again, to end the party, Greta Thunberg did not mince words to say what she thought of the inaction of politicians: “ 

They know exactly what they are sacrificing to keep increasing their speed and rush over the precipice.

Let's be absolutely clear, this is now an active choice they are making.

 "

If the

next big international climate meeting, the COP26 in Glasgow

, has been mentioned several times on stage, Swedish activists do not expect much.

For Greta Thunberg, " 

in the current state of affairs, this COP will not bring about major changes

 ".

Change can only come from the people, when they take to the streets.

 To read also: 

"I am Greta", a precious documentary to understand Greta Thunberg

Newsletter

Receive all international news directly in your mailbox

I subscribe

Follow all the international news by downloading the RFI application

google-play-badge_FR

  • Sweden

  • Weather

  • Climate change

  • COP26

  • Greta Thunberg

  • Environment

Keywords: stockholm, greta thunberg, people, movement, advertisingread morewith, changes, countries, world, concerts, cop26, greta thurnberg, the youth for the climate, filipina, party, inaction