Greta Thunberg already preparing for next major protest as she targets world leaders
The eco-activist will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos which began on Monday
Greta Thunberg is already preparing for her next major protest as she heads to Switzerland to voice her opposition to newly announces oil and gas projects.
The climate activist will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos which began on Monday.
World leaders, celebrities and other significant business figures are in attendance at the event.
The Forum describes itself as engaging “the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas”.
It claims to be “shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organisation is accountable to all parts of society” and believes that “progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change".
Research by Greenpeace found that one in 10 of the delegates who travelled to Davos in 2022 arrived by private jet.
Thunberg will be joined by other climate activists including Vanessa Nakate, Helena Gualinga and Luisa Neubauer.
It is not currently clear how they will travel to the event but Neubauer was pictured on a train on her way to Davos.
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Promoting the four’s attendance at the event, non-profit Avaaz which describes itself as “a global civic movement” shared a letter from the four activists urging oil and gas CEOs to stop opening any new oil, gas or oil extraction sites”.
It continues: “It's time to put these CEOs on notice - showing them that 2023 will be a watershed moment for accountability,”
They add: “If you fail to act immediately, be advised that citizens around the world will consider taking any and all legal action to hold you accountable. And we will keep protesting in the streets in huge numbers.”
The letter has over 860,000 signatures so far.
Yesterday, Thunberg was detained during protests against the demolition of the coal village of Lützerath on Tuesday, according to police.
Thunberg was detained while protesting at the opencast coal mine of Garzweiler 2, some 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) from Luetzerath.
It is the second time in just days the Swedish activist has been detained as she continues to protest against the demolition.
The previous incident took place on Sunday, when Thunberg refused to comply with a police request to leave the area.
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