Time’s “person of the year” Greta Thunberg has outlines the demands of “young climate activists” in a piece published by The Guardian ahead of her appearance at the Davos World Economic forum later this month.
Thunberg warns “young climate activists” and “school strikers” from around the world will be there to “put pressure” on CEOs, investors and policymakers.
Their demand? To end all investment in fossil fuel exploration and extraction immediately.
Thunberg makes it clear she is not interested in a gradual roll out of her program, she wants it implemented immediately “We don’t want these things done by 2050, 2030 or even 2021, we want this done now – as in right now.”
Thunberg (and others) writes in the Guardian:
We have just entered a new decade, a decade where every month and every day will be absolutely crucial in deciding what the future will look like. Towards the end of January, chief executives, investors and policymakers will gather in Davos for the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum.
Young climate activists and school strikers from around the world will be present to put pressure on these leaders.
We demand that at this year’s forum, participants from all companies, banks, institutions and governments immediately halt all investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction, immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels.
We don’t want these things done by 2050, 2030 or even 2021, we want this done now – as in right now.
We understand and know very well that the world is complicated and that what we are asking for may not be easy. But the climate crisis is also extremely complicated, and this is an emergency. In an emergency you step out of your comfort zone and make decisions that may not be very comfortable or pleasant. And let’s be clear – there is nothing easy, comfortable or pleasant about the climate and environmental emergency.
President Trump will be in attendance at Davos.
Greta Thunberg told Ellen DeGeneres in November she would have no interest in meeting with Trump and said it would be a waste of time.
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