Greta addresses Madrid Climate Conference

09 December 2019

BBC News   11 December

At the COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid, Greta Thunberg accused world powers of making constant attempts to find loopholes to avoid making substantial changes.

"The real danger is when politicians and CEOs are making it look like real action is happening when, in fact, almost nothing is being done apart from clever accounting and creative PR," she said, drawing applause.

Summits on climate change seemed "to have turned into some kind of opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and to avoid raising their ambition", she added.

"In just three weeks we'll enter a new decade, a decade that will define our future," she said. "Right now, we're desperate for any sign of hope."

Aanalysis of Greta's address by David Shukman, BBC Science Editor

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