Young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said in New York that young people are united and that no one will stop them in the global fight against the climate crisis and in defense of the planet.
Greta Thunberg made the statement at the opening of the Climate Action for Youth Summit, accompanied by four other young activists and alongside UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
"We have shown that we are united and that we young people are unstoppable," said Greta Thunberg of the global march on the planet on Friday that mobilized hundreds of thousands of young people in various countries.
On Saturday, at the opening of the summit, the four young activists – Greta Thunberg, Bruno Rodriguez, Wanjuhi Njoroge and Komal Karishma Kumar – criticized the inaction of political leaders to bring about a change in behavior in the face of the climate crisis and ensured that they will continue to demand in streets.
Among the demands on the table at this summit is the raising of funds for a support fund for the most disadvantaged countries, which do not have the resources to adapt to climate change and a transition to green energy.
At the same opening session, the UN Secretary-General admitted that there is a "serious conflict between people and nature" and that the world needs a new development model linked to climate change that guarantees justice and equality between people, but also a good relationship between the population and the planet.
Friday's global march kicked off a week of mobilizations and strikes, called the Global Climate Strike, which runs from September 23 to 27 and coincides with the Climate Action Summit convened by António Guterres.
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