Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon this morning

Swedish environmental activist en route to climate change summit

“Day 18,” the 16-year-old Greta Thunberg said in her latest message on Twitter: “We’re speeding towards Europe! Estimated time of arrival right now is Tuesday morning. We’ll be arriving at Doca de Alcantara, Lisbon. We are all looking forward to see you there!”

Press Agency Lusa report that Thunberg’s message stated that the sailboat La Vagabonde will dock at The Doca de Alcântara at the end of the pontoon on the River Tagus, next to the Gare Marítima de Alcântara. Upon her arrival, the young activist is to be received by the mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, and a news conference is also scheduled on the site according to Lusa.

The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) is taking place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and will be held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. The conference was originally planned for Chile, but due to social unrest there, was moved to Madrid on short notice.

“Point of no return”

Around 25,000 people from 200 countries are descending on Madrid this week to attend the COP25 climate change conference. They include dozens of heads of state and government, business leaders, scientists and, of course, activists.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the summit marks the “point of no return” in humanity’s fight against climate change.

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