Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon for COP25 after sailing across Atlantic

Nellie Chapman
December 4, 2019

The 16-year-old climate activist has spent more than 2 weeks crossing the ocean on a catamaran from NY, confirming her commitment to a low-emission lifestyle. After twenty days at sea, "La Vagabonde" - the 14-metre catamaran in which Greta Thunberg made the trip - docked at midday on the quayside of a marina in the Portuguese capital, where several dozen environmental activists had been waiting for her for several hours.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived by catamaran in the port of Lisbon after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from the United States.

She's on her way to Spain to attend a United Nations climate change conference.

While Whitelum and Carausu are yet to upload a vlog detailing their adventures with Thunberg, we'll let you know when it happens.

Thunberg says: "People are underestimating the force of angry kids".

"We will continue the fight there to make sure that within those walls the voices of the people are being heard", she said. We are angry and we are frustrated but it is because a good reason.

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"If they want us to stop being angry then maybe they should stop making us angry".

The 16-year-old has become the face of young peoples' demands for climate action and made a point of making the journey back from September's NY climate summit by sea rather than by plane.

Thunberg rose to prominence after she started spending her Fridays outside Sweden's parliament in August 2018, holding a sign reading "school strike for climate".

She is on her way to the U.N.'s COP 25, which is taking place in Madrid from 2 to 13 December 2019.

"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".

Greta Thunberg talks to reporters after her arrival to NY in August.

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