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Greta Thunberg urges governments to stop pledging to cut carbon emissions and act


GRETA Thunberg has urged governments to stop pledging to cut carbon emissions — and act immediately instead.

The UK has led the way with a net zero pledge by 2050.

Greta Thunberg has urged governments to stop pledging to cut carbon emissions and act

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Greta Thunberg has urged governments to stop pledging to cut carbon emissions and actCredit: EPA
Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the Paris climate agreement

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Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the Paris climate agreementCredit: The Mega Agency

But the 17-year-old climate activist told BBC’s Today programme: “That would be very nice if they actually meant something.

“We can’t just keep talking about future, hypothetical, vague, distant dates. We need to do things now.

“Net zero is a very big loophole, you can fit a lot in that word net.”

The Swede added that the Covid-19 crisis had “shone a light” on the need to listen to science.

Ms Thunberg said the election of Joe Biden as US president sent a “signal” that “it could be a good start of something new”.

“Let’s hope that it is like that, and let’s push for it to become like that,” she said.

Mr Biden has pledged to rejoin the Paris climate accord on the first day of his presidency.

Thunberg’s comments came in a joint interview alongside author Margaret Atwood, broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

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