Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tells EU to double its climate targets

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The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist has urged the European Union to double its ambition for greenhouse gas cuts.

  • AFP-SBS

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who has inspired pupils worldwide to boycott classes, urged the European Union on Thursday to double its ambition for greenhouse gas cuts.

At an EU conference, Thunberg warned that politicians who fail to tackle climate change will be “remembered as the greatest villains of all time” for leading the world to disaster.

“If the EU is to make its fair contribution to staying within the (Paris climate deal) carbon budget for a two-degree limit, it means a…

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