Swedish local weather activist Greta Thunberg and different activists collect for a protest in opposition to local weather change in entrance of the Swedish parliament constructing in Stockholm on July 2, 2021. — AFP/File

Swedish local weather campaigner Greta Thunberg mentioned on Friday she hoped to go to the COP26 local weather summit in November, months after threatening to skip the occasion due to unfair vaccine rollouts.

“I’ve heard from individuals that each one the delegates can be supplied a vaccine,” Thunberg instructed AFP. “If that is thought-about secure, then I’ll hopefully attend.”

The 18-year-old mentioned in April that by November richer international locations can be vaccinating younger wholesome individuals “fairly often on the expense of individuals in threat teams in different components of the world”.

She mentioned on the time that the convention in Glasgow must be postponed if everybody couldn’t attend on the identical phrases.

The convention has already been postponed as soon as from its unique date of November 2020.

Thunberg spoke to AFP on Friday, the third anniversary of the beginning of her now world-famous “Faculty Strike for the Local weather”.

Marking the day with a protest exterior the Swedish parliament with different local weather activists, she mentioned her marketing campaign had completed quite a bit in three years.

“It relies upon the way you see it,” she mentioned.

“You possibly can both see it as now we have been in a position to mobilise thousands and thousands of individuals and lift the extent of consciousness. However you may as well see it because the emissions are nonetheless growing and the modifications obligatory are nonetheless nowhere in sight.

“We have to start to deal with the disaster like a disaster. If we do not do this, then we cannot have the ability to do anything. That’s the solely step ahead.”

Requested the place she anticipated to be in three years, the highschool pupil mentioned she would nonetheless be main her marketing campaign.

“Sadly, I feel we are going to nonetheless be protesting in three years as a result of this can take many a long time sadly, or a minimum of a few years.”

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