Greta Thunberg decides to drop climate conference due to low vaccination numbers

Greta ThunbergPhoto: Jessica Gow / NTB

The Swedish activist Greta Thunberg believes that the climate conference COP26 should be postponed until more people have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Thunberg told the BBC that she currently has no plans to attend the conference, which will be held in Glasgow in November.

The conference has already been postponed by a year, and there have been rumors of a new postponement. The Swedish 18-year-old believes the organizer should wait until more people in the world have been vaccinated.

“It must take place in the right way. The best thing would, of course, be to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible so that everyone can participate on equal terms,” she told the British broadcaster.

Leading activist

Since she started her school strike for the climate in 2018, Thunberg has become one of the leading voices in the fight against climate change.

Her activism has inspired young people all over the world, and school strikes have become a global form of action. In 2019, she was named Person of the Year by Time magazine.

Although she has no formal role when it comes to the conference in Glasgow, her absence will be a slap in the face to the British government, the BBC writes.

A final decision on when COP26 will be held is expected shortly, according to the BBC, which writes that the authorities are planning to be able to receive up to 30,000 participants.

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