Greta Thunberg to COP26 Climate Leaders: ‘We Are Watching’

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Back to where it all started, thousands of people marched in Stockholm on Friday for the last Global Climate Strike before COP 26 opens in Glasgow.

Strikes were planned in more than 500 locations around the globe, organized by Fridays for Future, a youth climate movement started by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in the summer of 2018 in front of Sweden’s Parliament.

Youth activist leaders from around the globe gathered in Stockholm ahead of the journey to the United Nations climate summit to let their voices be heard.

“It’s so important that a lot of us here from the global south, that are the countries most affected by the climate crisis, are here today because we wanted to bring the voices of the most impacted to the biggest strikes,” said Mitzi Jonelle Tan, from the Philippines.

Activist Edwin Namakanga from Uganda said he had been inspired by Greta Thunberg and couldn’t believe he was where Fridays for Future started.

He hoped he could raise awareness of the specific issues facing his country.

“We are experiencing landslides in the eastern part of Uganda and then severe catastrophic floods, whereby they have left many homes destroyed. People are dying and there is food scarcity,” he said.

Greta Thunberg said she was fearful that Glasgow would not provide the action needed to solve the problem, but that the presence of youth activists from around the world would remind politicians their actions are being scrutinized.

“We are watching people,” she said.

“We are not going to let them get away with just talking and not doing anything and pretending the situation is under control.”

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