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Young Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Plans Zero-Carbon Journey By Sail To UN Conference

29th July 2019
The crew of Malizia II have invited Greta Thunberg on a zero-carbon journey from Europe to the US this September The crew of Malizia II have invited Greta Thunberg on a zero-carbon journey from Europe to the US this September Photo: Yacht Club de Monaco

Young climate activist Greta Thunberg is taking to the high seas as she plans a zero-carbon journey from Europe to a UN climate summit in New York this September.

As RTÉ News reports, the 16-year-old Swede intends to cross the Atlantic on Boris Herrmann and Pierre Casiraghi’s Monaco-based 60ft Mono60, Malizia II, which has previously competed in the Rolex Fastnet Race.

The foiling vessel is equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines to generate energy at sea.

It will also bear the slogan ‘#Fridays for future’ inspired by Thunberg’s regular Friday protests against climate inaction at the Swedish parliament.

Thunberg refuses to fly due to the negative impact of commercial aviation on the environment.

RTÉ News has more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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