MILAN (Reuters) – Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday she was less optimistic about the discussions opening in Milan on climate change ahead of the start of COP26 in Glasgow.
Thousands of participants are expected this week in the Italian city for the youth summit, which aims to formulate proposals on global warming and meet the politicians expected for the “pre-COP26”.
Their proposals will be examined by the ministers responsible for climate and energy and the best will be evaluated at COP26, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will take place in Glasgow (Scotland) from November 1 to 12.
Asked if she was optimistic about the expected conclusions, Greta Thunberg, spearhead of the global youth movement against global warming, replied:
“Honestly, not too much … we expect it to be like any other meeting, with a lot of talk,” she told reporters.
(Report Stephen Jewkes and Giulio Piovaccari; version française Federica Mileo, edited by Sophie Louet)