Greta Thunberg Arrives In Madrid- Spain For COP25

Greta Thunberg Arrives In Madrid- Spain For COP25 Credit: Shutterstock

THE TEEN activist reached the Spanish capital at 8.40 am this morning (Friday) after a 10-hour train trip from Lisbon.

She will participate in a march in the Spanish capital this evening, which is currently hosting the United Nations climate summit known as COP25, to call for action on global warming.

The Swedish 16-year-old who honours her self-imposed ban on air travel because of its carbon emissions travelled by train from Lisbon and pulled into Atocha station after a ten hour train trip.

Her journey from the US to Lisbon was made by boat.

Thunberg opted for the train after turning down several alternative offers to make the trip by electric car, and even by donkey.

The young activists had 30 journalists from several countries travelling with her, all sent to cover the young campaigner’s journey.

Last night Greta tweeted:

Tomorrow December 6th we strike again around the world for the climate! I’ll join the strike in Madrid at #COP25 18.00 at Atocha! See you there! #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #schoolstrike4climate

Thunberg’s agenda in Madrid includes a news conference at the cultural centre La Casa Encendida.

She will also take part in the climate march which is scheduled to begin at 6pm in Atocha and will end at Nuevos Ministerios in Chamberí, where several government buildings are located.

The COP25 international climate conference was originally meant to have been held in Chile, but due to violent street unrest in the country, it was transferred to Madrid.

 

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