United Nations, New York, USA, August 30, 2019 – Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces (right), President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly, meets with Greta Thunberg (second from left), climate activist from Sweden, and Alexandria Villasenor (left) and Xiye Bastida, climate activists from the United States.
Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire
General Assembly President Maria Espinosa welcomed today at the United Nations the climate activist Greta Thunberg who sailed from Europe to New York for two weeks on a zero-emissions sailboat to take part in the Climate Action Summit later in September.
Espinosa, together with 16-year-old Thunberg and two other New York based teenage climate activists Alexandria Villasenor and Xiye Bastida toured the General Assembly, where on 23rd September the Climate Action Summit is scheduled to take place.
The event will be hosted by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who invited world leaders to come to New York with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.
Before visiting the United Nations, Greta Thunberg and a sizable crowd of American teenagers staged a strike outside the United Nations Headquarters, demanding action to reverse the climate change.
Source: UNTV, EuropaNewswire