We have all heard about Greta Thunberg, the 15 year old Swedish girl that sat in front of the parliament every schoolday for three weeks to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.
On September 2018, Greta decided to continue striking every Friday until the Swedish policies provided a safe pathway to achieve the objectives set in the Paris agreement, leading and inspiring a global movement as never before, followed by thousands of people around the world.
Greta and other children travelled to New York this week to demand urgent action at the United Nations Climate Action Summit and asked for global support from all, children and adults, in a very special way on Fridays 20 and 27thof September.
The team at Greenalia want to join and rise up too with all the young people of the world and today we are walking out of our office to get together in front of the townhall at Plaza Maria Pita in A Coruna, and we will do it again next Friday 27 of September.
Although more than 100 countries have applied, only leaders the UN views as having an ambitious new plan have been offered a platform at the Climate Summit, half have been rejected. The request is to announce concrete plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% for 2030 and to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. These objectives arise from the IPCC Special Report that urges to limit increase of global warming to 1,5*C (above preindustrial levels).
The remarks of the international scientific community require rapid changes of large proportion to achieve a massive reduction in emissions of CO2.
In 2018 y 2019, Greenalia will invest more than 200M EUR creating 1.900 jobs in the development and construction of renewable energy projects in Galicia. An additional investment of 800M EUR is planned for 2023.
Join us and all the children of the world next Friday 27th of September at Plaza María Pita at 11am to demand a phase out of fossil fuels towards a clean energy system.