Davos 2020 Displays Division on Climate, Sustainability

28 Janvier, 2020, 21:36 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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Greta Thunberg joined fellow activists in a climate strike Friday, capping off her time in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, where she continued her push for climate change action.

'After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us, ' he concluded. Of course, these demands were completely ignored.

"We are being criticized like that all the time", Thunberg said at the news conference onstage with four other campaigners. She and many other youths held signs calling on world leaders to wake up, and that climate change is the reality.

Also this year, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a keynote address where he bragged about the U.S. economy and talked about impeachment.

Mnuchin was asked about Thunberg's calls to divest from fossil fuels.

"Is she the chief economist? Who is she? I'm confused", Mnuchin said.

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"We can not care about those kinds of things", she said, insisting that her priority was drawing attention and action to concerns about global warming.

Mr Mnuchin said he has earned a degree in economics from Yale University, before moving on to working for Goldman Sachs and then the Trump administration. "We put ourselves in the spotlight", she added. But Mr Mnuchin insisted Mr Trump "absolutely believes" in a clean environment. The initiative, launched at Davos, plans to "grow, restore and conserve 1 trillion trees around the world - in a bid to restore biodiversity and help fight climate change", according to the WEC agenda. You are the ones who are giving up'.

The head of the United Nations warned that the world was losing the war on climate change and that humanity's "ability to live on this planet" would be destroyed.

We need to listen to the science, and we need to treat this crisis as the crisis it is.

Another prominent protest leader against climate change, German student Luisa Neubauer, acknowledged that some daring words had been heard in Davos, but actions were needed now.

"We never striked for discourse change", said Neubauer, who this month turned down the offer of a board seat on a subsidiary of German industrial giant Siemens.

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