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Greta Thunberg arrives in New York for UN Climate Talks

27 August 2019

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Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has arrived in New York after a two-week sail across the Atlantic, ready to attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit at the end of September.

Greta completed the journey aboard the Malizia II, an 18-metre racing yacht fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines that generate electricity, making her journey carbon-free. Greta, who has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, refuses to fly owing to the carbon emissions from aircraft travel.

Source: ESA

Image credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA - North Cove Marina, New York