Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg said she is skipping the United Nation’s climate conference in Scotland over concerns about the inequality in COVID-19 vaccine access.
“Of course I would love to attend the Glasgow #COP26,” Thunberg said on Twitter.
“But not unless everyone can take part on the same terms. Right now many countries are vaccinating healthy young people, often at the expense of risk groups and frontline workers (mainly from global south, as usual…)” the 18-year-old wrote.
“If people can’t be vaccinated and travel to be represented equally, that’s undemocratic and would worsen the problem,” she continued.
Thunberg, who shot to fame in 2018 for her solitary protest outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, first expressed her concerns over the November summit in an interview with the BBC.
She told the news outlet the summit should be postponed.
“This needs to happen in the right way. Of course, the best thing to do would be to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible so that everyone could take part (in the conference) on the same terms,” Thunberg said.
With Post wires
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