THUNBERG - is a Swedish climate activist. In Poland last week at the COP24 climate talks, Thunberg addressed the Secretary-General of the
United Nations and was seated on a
World Bank panel. She received a standing ovation for one of her talks.
She’s behind a global strike Thursday created to call attention to climate
change. She is a rebel. With a cause. Thunberg is 15 and autistic. And, the newest, youngest and most powerful voice on the
world stage demanding the world address global
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Greta Thunberg's trans-Atlantic voyage on a 'zero-carbon yacht' has been rocked by revelations that crew will fly to New York in a gas-guzzling plane to bring the boat back to
It is claimed that this would generate more emissions than the yacht saves and threatens to leave the 16-year-old's plans to chart an environmentally friendly route to the United States in tatters.
On Wednesday, the Swedish eco-campaigner left Plymouth on the Malizia II for a two-week journey to the
United Nations headquarters where she will address a
climate change meeting.
But last night, it was confirmed that two crew will have to fly to the US east coast city to man the 60ft
yacht on its return.
'We added the trip to New York City at very short notice, and as a result two people will need to fly over to the US in order to bring the boat back,' a Team Malizia spokeswoman told the
She added: 'The world has not yet found a way to make it possible to cross an ocean without a
And a further two sailors who are currently on board the Malizia II with Greta may use air travel to get back to Europe.
Torqeedo is supporting climate activist Greta Thunberg on her zero-carbon travels to the upcoming UN climate summits in New York and Chile. The 16-year-old Swedish activist is on board the Malizia II, a
yacht. Torqueedo adds its electric port and harbour vessels.
As there are not yet purely electric ships that can cross the Atlantic, Thunberg is using the only zero-emissions travel option – the initiator of the Friday’s for Future movement will have to spend two weeks on a sailing boat. However, the Malizia II yacht is fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines that produce
electricity on board, to make the journey zero-carbon.
To avoid using the sailing boats small onboard
engine entirely, Torqeedo will assist Team Malizia with docking, towing,
passenger transport and general harbour support. Torqeedo claims that driving a with a single 80-horsepower outboard for one hour emits as much
pollution as more than 350 automobiles driving at highway speed for the same amount of time.
The non-profit Atmosfair estimates that a round trip between the
UK to New York per plane contributes roughly 3.4 metric tons of CO2 per passenger to the atmosphere. According to Eurostat, that is equivalent to almost half the entire yearly carbon footprint per person in the EU (7.2 tons). CEO and co-founder, Dr Christoph Ballin says “We strongly support Team Malizia and the work they do and are thrilled to play a part in helping them complete their mission”.
Pierre Casiraghi, the founder of Team Malizia and co-skipper, said: “Team Malizia and I are proud to take Greta across the Atlantic in this challenging mode of transport. Unfortunately, sailing is still the only way to do so without
fossil fuel emissions. Hopefully, this will change in the near future.” Stay tuned.
PLANET AUGUST 2019 - Dilemma: you’re a climate change activist who
needs to get from your hometown in Sweden
to a conference in New York but taking a flight is out of the question.
How do you get there?
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg is inspiring a new generation of
If you’re Greta Thunberg, you’ll sail across the Atlantic
in a “zero emissions” racing yacht. The 16-year-old Swedish climate
change activist is speaking at the United
Nations Climate Action Summit in New
York in September and has plans to visit Canada,
in December, as well as other places in South America “that are
important in tackling the climate crisis.”
To reach her first destination, Thunberg will sail aboard the Malizia II,
a 60ft sailing yacht equipped with solar panels, wind
turbines and underwater hydrofoils
to run on zero emissions. The yacht is sponsored by Yacht Club de Monaco
and was offered to Thunberg from its owner, German
property developer Gerhard Senft, who came across the Nobel Peace
Prize-nominee’s travel dilemma on Twitter.
Thunberg will be joined by her father on the nonstop transatlantic
journey, along with Swedish documentary maker Nathan Grossman, captain
Boris Herrmann and founder of Team Malizia, Pierre Casiraghi (grandson of
Monaco’s late Prince Rainier III and actress Grace Kelly).
Greta is small, but she packs a powerful punch. More powerful than many
world leaders put together. We are fans of her bravery and dedication that
puts many of us to shame. COP 25 takes place in Santiago, Chile
between 2-13 December 2019.
STEPS TOWARD A COOLER PLANET
Phase out polluting vehicles. Governments aim to end the sale of new
petrol, and diesel vehicles by 2040 but have no infrastructure plan to
support such ambition. Marine transport can be carbon neutral.
Renewable energy should replace carbon-based fuels (coal,
oil and gas) in our electricity,
heating and transport.
On site micro or macro generation is the best option, starting with
new build homes. Making the construction of sustainable low cost, or
self-build housing a permitted development to encourage young families to
take up a low carbon lifestyle free of costly planning fees - at the same
time reducing the numbers renting for a life of financial slavery
to wealthy landowners who do not give back to society. The idea being to
give security to families sustainably.
We need trees to absorb carbon
emissions from a growing
population, flying, and to build new homes. Reducing food waste and
promoting less energy intensive eating habits such as no meat Mondays.
Factories should be aiming for solar heating and onsite renewable energy
- National governing bodies need to adopt rules to eliminate
administrative wastages, to include scaling down spending on war machines,
educating the public and supporting sustainable social policies that mesh
with other cultures. Transparency is key. Governments hate being
accountable. So called independent courts are equally to blame, the reason
being control of the electorate - without scrutiny.
25 will be held in Santiago from 2nd to 13th December 2019
COP 1, BERLIN, GERMANY
COP 2, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
COP 3, KYOTO, JAPAN
COP 4, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
COP 5, BONN, GERMANY
6, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
COP 7, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
COP 8, NEW DELHI, INDIA
COP 9, MILAN, ITALY
COP 10, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
COP 11/CMP 1, MONTREAL, CANADA
COP 12/CMP 2, NAIROBI, KENYA
COP 13/CMP 3, BALI, INDONESIA
COP 14/CMP 4, POZNAN, POLAND
COP 15/CMP 5, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
COP 16/CMP 6, CANCUN, MEXICO
COP 17/CMP 7, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
COP 18/CMP 8, DOHA, QATAR
COP 19/CMP 9, WARSAW, POLAND
COP 20/CMP 10, LIMA, PERU
COP 21/CMP 11, Paris, France
COP 22/CMP 12/CMA 1, Marrakech, Morocco
COP 23/CMP 13/CMA 2, Bonn, Germany
COP 24/CMP 14/CMA 3, Katowice, Poland
COP 25/CMP 15/CMA 4 Chile, Santiago
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