COP26: Greta Thunberg bullied as she arrives in Glasgow ahead of climate summit | Climate news

Greta Thunberg has arrived in Glasgow ahead of the COP26 summit, where world leaders will discuss how to tackle the climate crisis.

That 18-year-old Swede gave the cameras a thumbs up as she made her way through Glasgow Central Station on Saturday night after traveling from London Euston by train.

It comes after Mrs Thunberg revealed that she had not been “officially” invited to summit.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives at Glasgow Central train station ahead of the COP26 summit
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The Swedish activist was surrounded by police and other activists on arrival in Glasgow

Despite being surrounded by police and other environmental activists when she left the train, she appeared in high spirits.

The international conference officially kicks off on Sunday with a summit of 120 dignitaries and heads of state starting the following day.

Mrs Thunberg’s arrival in Glasgow comes after she attended one demonstration outside a bank in London on Friday.

Greta Thunberg arrives in Glasgow ahead of the COP26 summit
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Thunberg has accused the British government of being ‘climate villains’

She was bullied by other activists at the protest outside the Standard Chartered headquarters as thousands of people took part in Day of Action protests in 26 countries against the funding of fossil fuel projects.

Earlier in the week, Mrs Thunberg accused The British government is a “climate villain”.

She said the UK, like many other countries, is engaging in what she called “creative carbon accounting”, where emissions from exported fossil fuels or international shipping and aviation are not currently counted.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg participates in a protest ahead of the UN climate conference in London, UK, on ​​October 29, 2021. REUTERS / Tom Nicholson
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Thunberg took part in a protest in London ahead of the UN climate conference

“I think it’s very strange that they look like, these are the ones we have to look up to now, but they are objectively one of the biggest climate villains, which I find very strange,” Thunberg told Sky News.

But a government spokesman said: “Given that the UK has reduced emissions faster than any other major economy over the last three decades and that we are the first country to legislate to reach net zero by 2050, we know our claim that we are leading the way in the fight against climate change. “

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Ms Thunberg is expected to take part in other climate change during the two-week summit in Glasgow and will speak at a protest taking place on Saturday with the COP26 coalition as host.

Despite being one of the world’s most prominent climate activists, Thunberg previously said she had not received an official invitation to the key summit.

COP26: Greta Thunberg arrives in Glasgow
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Greta Thunberg gives the thumbs up after arriving in Scotland

In a preview clip where she spoke to the BBC’s Andrew Marr, she was asked if she had been asked to join.

“I do not know. It is very unclear. Not officially,” she said.

She added: “I think a lot of people may be afraid that if they invite too many radical young people, then it can make them look bad.”

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