Thunberg: Scotland isn’t a world leader on climate change: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg does not believe that Scotland can be viewed as a ‘world leader on climate change’.
When queried about her beliefs on the country’s leading role prior to COP26 later this year, the 18-year-old climate campaigner stated: “No, of course, there are countries, there are some who do a bit more than certain others, but then again, if we look at it in a broader perspective, I think we can safely say that there are no countries in the global north that are doing even close to what would be needed.”
During an intervew on BBC Scotland, Greta Thunberg further mentioned the proposed Cambo oil field: “I think that maybe summarises the whole situation that we are in, the fact that these kinds of countries who are actually hosting the COP are planning to actually expand fossil fuel infrastructure, to open up new oil fields & so on, but also it’s a bit strange that we are talking about a single individual oil field.
“It’s not just that we need to stop future expansions, we also need to scale down the existing ones if we are to have a chance of avoiding the worst consequences so to speak.”
She noted on her traveling to COP26 that alongside other young climate activists globally she aims to put pressure as well as say things that she has always mentioned.
She further said she will likely travel to Glasgow via train as it might be a nice chance to see all the UK’s landscapes.
Thunberg: Scotland isn’t a world leader on climate change