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UN: 'You've stolen my dreams and childhood' - Thunberg at Climate Action Summit

2 23.09.2019 Инфо

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M/S Climate activist Greta Thunberg and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at UN Climate Action Summit, New York City
SOT, Compere of UN climate action summit 2019: ''Greta, your first climate strike was a lonely event a little over a year ago and in the intervening time you have sparked the interest of millions, literally, of children all around the globe, demanding action for climate change, what's your message for world leaders today?'' *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Greta Thunberg, Climate activist: ''My message is that we'll be watching you.''
W/S Stage *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Greta Thunberg, Climate activist: ''This is all wrong, I shouldn't be up here, I should back in school on the other side of the ocean yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words and yet, I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing, we are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?''
W/S Thunberg *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Greta Thunberg, Climate activist: ''[For] more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you are doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight. You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency, but no matter how sad and angry I am, I do not want to believe that because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil, and that I refuse to believe.''
SOT, Greta Thunberg, Climate activist: ''You are failing us, but the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you and if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you.'' *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
W/S Speakers on stage *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Greta Thunberg, Climate activist: ''The world is waking up and change is coming whether you like it or not. Thank you.''
W/S German Chancellor Angela Merkel walking on stage
SOT, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor: ''By 2030, we want to reduce our CO2 emissions by 55% compared to the base year of 1990 and in 2050 we want to be climate neutral. In 2030, we want to get 2/3 of our energy from renewables, in 2022, we will phase out the last of our nuclear power plants
and at the latest, in 2038, we will phase out coal.'' *SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION AT SOURCE*
W/S French President Emmanuel Macron walks up to microphone
SOT, Emmanuel Macron, French President: ''If we want to act and we want to act powerfully, we need to move towards carbon neutrality by 2050. We have built this coalition that continues to build, with Chile, Japan and other countries who have joined, I know that China is also moving and India is giving encouraging signals. This is an essential instrument. Within this framework, Europe needs to do more.'' *SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION AT SOURCE*
W/S Audience *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Emmanuel Macron, French President: ''We need to have a trade agenda that is consistent with our climate agenda. When we are trading, we have to be consistent. I don't want to see new trade negotiations open with countries who are running counter to the Paris agreement, I think that that would be deeply hypocritical, given all of the debates that we continue to have today.'' *SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION AT SOURCE*
W/S Macron sits back down
SCRIPT
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the audience at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City on Monday.
In her speech, Thunberg urged the older generations to take action against climate change, warning that "will be watching you."
"This is all wrong, I shouldn't be up here, I should back in school on the other side of the ocean yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," she stressed.
Merkel in turn pledged to phase out coal by 2038 amongst other targets, while Macron called on all countries to act "powerfully," saying "we need to move towards carbon neutrality by 2050."
The summit took place at the start of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV