Climate activists summit in Turin without a climate icon
Greta cancels participation at short notice
Starting today, climate strikers from across Europe are gathering in Turin, Italy. But their leader, of all the people, cancels the trip.
Dozens already exist. They pitch their tents at Park Coleta in Turin: Climate activists for Fridays for the Future. Today, starting Monday, young climate activists want to exchange ideas and discuss how the fight for climate will continue.
But their leader, of all the people, is not, after all.
Greta Thunberg (19) canceled a trip to Turin at short notice. A confidant of climate activist Blick said Monday morning that Greta “won’t make it to the Turin climate camp for personal reasons.” According to Blick’s information, Sweden is said to be sick.
The climate icon only wanted to be a “general” participant in Turin
Greta Thunberg launched the Friday for Future movement with her weekly climate sit-in in front of parliament in Stockholm in August 2018. For youth activists, she is an important identity and voice of the movement.
Having played a key role in shaping the first summit in Lausanne VD in August 2019, she only wanted to participate in discussions in Turin as a “normal” activist, as reported by Sonntagsblick.
At the second summit in Turin, Friday for the Future seeks to focus on activists in countries that are already particularly affected by climate change. Of these, 16 so-called MAPA (most affected people and regions) workers, for example from island states such as Indonesia, were specifically invited to the European summit.