Greta Thunberg's campaigning defended by Stanley Johnson
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Climate activist Ms Thunberg has been incredibly active during the event, joining protests in Glasgow which amassed more than 100,000 protestors, according to organisers. The 18-year-old had originally tweeted a message to world leaders ahead of the climate summit being held in Glasgow.
The summit lasted between October 31 and November 13 and was attended by activists and leaders alike.
Ms Thunberg originally tweeted: “Unless we achieve immediate, drastic, unprecedented, annual emission cuts at the source then that means we’re failing when it comes to this climate crisis.
“’Small steps in the right direction’, ‘making some progress’ or ‘winning slowly’ equals loosing.”
But in an update over the outcome of the summit, Ms Thunberg said that no progress had been made.
She tweeted: “The #COP26 is over.
“Here’s a brief summary: Blah, blah, blah.
“But the real work continues outside these halls.
“And we will never give up, ever.”
The activist’s attack on world leaders comes as COP26 was hailed as the “worst” summit ever.
Kay Burley spoke on Sky News about the summit, saying that she had spoken with delegates about the event.
Ms Burley said: “I was chatting to a journalist from The Guardian.
“He said a lot of the delegates were saying this was the worst organised event ever.
“It seems a bit mean to say that.”
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However, Nicola Sturgeon rejected these claims made by Ms Burley.
The First Minister said: “That is not what people are saying to me.”
Ms Sturgeon continued: “In fact, on the contrary, I’ve had people come up to me to say it’s the best-organised Cop ever.”
In a meeting with Greta Thunberg, the First Minister vowed: “I promise you we will accelerate as far and as fast as we can the transition away from fossil fuels.”
But Friends of the Earth Scotland have been left fuming with this promise, with the group saying the Scottish Government has been “unwilling to join this new Alliance despite the burning of fossil fuels being the key driver of the climate crisis”.
Friends of the Earth Scotland Director Dr Richard Dixon said: “Nicola Sturgeon is keen to use the language of climate justice and be photographed with Greta Thunberg but at some point, her fine rhetoric has to translate into a commitment to stopping the oil and gas production that is driving the climate crisis.
“Refusing to join the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance is a failure to follow through on her Government’s recent change of position to no longer support unlimited oil and gas extraction.”
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