Local weather change activist Greta Thunberg arrives aboard the yacht La Vagabonde at Santo Amaro port in Lisbon, Portugal December three, 2019. Information/Rafael Marchante
LISBON (Information) – Local weather activist Greta Thunberg was approaching Lisbon aboard a catamaran on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic from New York, Information Tv footage confirmed, earlier than her look at a summit in Madrid to demand pressing motion on international warming.
The boat, La Vagabonde, carried the Swedish campaigner, who refuses to journey by aircraft, throughout the ocean so she may attend the COP25 local weather summit in Madrid. She is going to spend the day holding conferences with Portuguese local weather activists and resting earlier than her departure for Madrid.
“Heading into Lisbon!” she posted on Twitter together with images aboard the vessel.
Portugal’s setting minister Matos Fernandes thanked Greta for her activism in a letter final Thursday, having already departed for COP25.
The nation’s president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, mentioned it was a “nice pleasure” to have her in Lisbon however didn’t really feel it was his place to personally greet the activist.
Thunberg missed final Friday’s local weather strike as heavy winds delayed her arrival to Lisbon however she is because of be a part of hundreds of activists marching in Madrid on Friday afternoon on the fringes of the COP25.
The convention kicked off on Monday with U.N. Secretary Common Antonio Guterres warning that the planet had reached a “level of no return”.
High priorities embrace establishing a standard timeframe for nations to implement their nationwide local weather dedication plans, and resolving the difficulty of worldwide carbon markets, the one side of the Paris rule ebook which delegates didn’t agree on finally 12 months’s COP24 in Poland.
Reporting by Victoria Waldersee, Nathan Allen; Modifying by James Mackenzie, Alison Williams, William Maclean