Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Thunberg on the Scottish Greens

 Greta Thunberg says she doesn't regard Scotland as a world leader on climate change.

She told BBC Scotland she recognised that some countries "do a bit more than others" but that none were coming close to what was needed. The Scottish government has previously described its climate change legislation as "world leading."It includes a target to reach net-zero emissions by 2045.

On the Scottish Greens' deal to enter government, she said tackling climate change was not as easy as voting for a green party.

She said: "Of course there might be some politicians that are slightly less worse than others. That was very mean but you get the point.

"It's a hopeful sign that people want something that's more "green" - whatever green means - but in order to solve this we need to tackle this at a more systemic approach."

She said she was "not 100% sure" that she would attend the COP26 talks in November and that her decision would be based on whether the event was "safe and democratic".

Thunberg still believes the conference will not lead to anything "if we don't treat this crisis like a crisis."

Greta Thunberg: Scotland 'not a world leader on climate change' - BBC News

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