GretaThunberg expected to stop in Portugal

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 14-11-2019 11:00:00 · 2 Comments

The young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is expected to pass through Portugal on the boat trip she started on Wednesday from the United States to cross the Atlantic and participate in the Madrid Climate Summit (COP25).

The possibility of Greta Thunberg passing through Portugal was put forward today by Elayna Carausu, also aboard the catamaran and who offered to take her to Madrid.

"I am pleased to announce that I expect to arrive at COP25 in Madrid [which takes place between December 2 and 13]," said Thunberg, 16, on Tuesday, on Twitter.

Greta Thunberg's likely passage through Portugal fits in with a proposal approved on Tuesday by the Environment Committee of the Portuguese Parliament to invite the young Swedish woman to Portugal.

The proposal was presented by the chairman of the Committee on the Environment, Energy and Spatial Planning, José Maria Cardoso (BE), and was approved unanimously.

"Greta Thunberg's visit to Portugal will serve to acclaim her work on climate change [...] and also responds to the will of various groups of young people”.

It is now up to the President of Parliament, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, to approve and only after his decision will an invitation be sent to the Swedish girl and a date set.

The activist, who took a sabbatical year, intended to travel throughout the Americas, by land, to Chile, where the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP25) was initially scheduled.

The Chilean government, however, cancelled the event due to the strong social protests that have shaken the country for weeks.

Thunberg avoids travelling by plane to raise awareness of its impact on the climate crisis and asked for help to get to Madrid, where the summit will now be held.

She started a school strike in September 2018 in front of the Swedish parliament to call for action against climate change, which inspired a global movement that led her to be received by world leaders and to speak at conferences.


"school strike" she just wants to skip school altogether and this is the perfect excuse.

By P from Other on 16-11-2019 12:56

Let's hope she realises that mining of lithium will not help her cause and that fuel has less impact overall than battery cars that need lithium.

By Diana from Beiras on 14-11-2019 05:12
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