According to the Guardian, Greta Thunberg, during the presentation of her book The climate book in London, she allegedly said that she will not participate in Cop27 in Egypt. The activist warned that the conference will be an opportunity for leaders and all the powerful to attract attention, proposing only greenwashing policies.
Greta on the occasion allegedly accused all politicians of not really wanting to change the system.
Greta Thunberg will not participate in COP 27 in Egypt
We recall that Greta was already openly opposed to the decision to hold COP27 in Egypt in Sharm el-Sheikh for political reasons or related to se*ual orientation and religious belief.
Greta said she will donate all proceeds from the sale of her new book to her foundation, and then turn them over to organizations active in the fight against climate change. The text collects various contributions from experts, including that of the economist Thomas Piketty.
Greta: "The conference will be an opportunity for greenwashing policies"
Greenwashing indicates all those initiatives that a company or organization promotes to present itself as attentive to the impact of its activities on the environment, without really addressing the problems for which it is responsible.
If desired, it can also be used to talk about a political proposal that seems to want to remedy the damage caused by pollution, but in reality it is not particularly decisive. Greta said: "I am not going to COP 27 for many reasons.
One reason is that space for civil society in Egypt will be extremely limited."
She tweeted solidarity with prisoners of conscience in prison in Egypt
Previously, the young environmentalist had tweeted solidarity with prisoners of conscience in prison in the Arab country and accused Greenpeace of helping Egypt by discouraging its activists from criticizing the behavior of the Cairo government on human rights on the eve of the conference.
In July, a group of environmentalists wrote an open letter against the decision to assign the 2022 climate conference to Egypt.