Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nears Lisbon For Climate Summit

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The 16-year-old arrived in Portugal onboard a sailboat after 20 days at sea. The younger generation is watching you and we will make sure that you actually must do something.

Thunberg says: "People are underestimating the force of angry kids". "We are angry and we are frustrated but it is because of a good reason". They chanted: "What Do We Want?"

She had expected to be heading for Chile, but the South American nation handed over the hosting of the COP25 summit to Spain in the face of deadly anti-government protests.

Thunberg refuses to travel by plane - and left NY on the boat, La Vagabonde, in November.

The 16-year-old said she planned to spend several days in the Portuguese capital before heading to Madrid, where delegates from almost 200 countries are discussing how to tackle global warming.

Thunberg will take an overnight train from Lisbon to Madrid and is expected to arrive Wednesday to attend the summit, which began on Monday and finishes on December 13.

The teenager has not yet decided when or how she will leave Portugal to get to Madrid, a spokesperson said, adding that one option could be an overnight train to the Spanish capital.

The COP25, which opened Monday, brings together representatives of some 200 signatory nations to the 2015 Paris accord.

"We will continue to do whatever we can, continue to travel around, and to put pressure on people in power and to make sure that they prioritize this the highest". Her act of resistance soon became a global movement, with millions of youth around the world leaving school and taking to the streets to demand swift action to halt the climate crisis.

The night before her Wednesday arrival, Greta posted a snap of the vessel in rough seas, writing: 'Our last day on the ocean!

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