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Banks must not fund climate destruction - Thunberg

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 29th October, 2021 07:27:43 PM
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Greta Thunberg has called on banks to "stop funding our destruction", ahead of the UN COP26 climate summit, reports BBC.

The teenage Swedish climate activist is in London to take part in protests demanding the financial system stops funding fossil fuel projects.

But she added she has not been "officially" invited to speak at the event in Glasgow.

The demonstrations against investment in fossil fuel projects come as world leaders gather in the Scottish city ahead of COP26's opening on Sunday.

The protest in London is part of a series taking place on Friday at financial centres around the world, including New York, San Francisco and Nairobi.

Ms Thunberg said activists wanted to put pressure on banks because they were still funding fossil fuel extraction.

The COP26 conference will see more than 200 countries asked to set out their plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

The summit is seen as crucial if countries are to implement a pledge made in 2015 keep global warming "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels.

As the host country, the UK is under pressure to get them to make ambitious commitments to reduce the greenhouse gases they emit.

Ms Thunberg confirmed this week she will travel to Glasgow to join a "climate strike" taking place during the summit.