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Tech & Science Greta Thunberg calls on world leaders to listen to young activists

11:26  21 january  2020
11:26  21 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Greta Thunberg , who has inspired a new generation of activists to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, urged world leaders to listen to young people on Tuesday. "I'm not a person that can complain about not being heard," she said, prompting laughter

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a woman in a red shirt: 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos © Reuters/DENIS BALIBOUSE 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos

By Dmitry Zhdannikov

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a new generation of activists to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, urged world leaders to listen to young people on Tuesday.

Vickilyn Reynolds et al. sitting in front of a computer screen: 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos © Reuters/DENIS BALIBOUSE 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos

"I'm not a person that can complain about not being heard," she said, prompting laughter from the audience at a panel session titled "Forging a Sustainable Path Towards a Common Future" on the first day of the annual WEF meeting.

a person sitting at a table with a laptop and smiling at the camera: 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos © Reuters/DENIS BALIBOUSE 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos

"The science and voice of young people is not the centre of the conversation, but it needs to be."

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DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 21- Greta Thunberg , who has inspired a new generation of activists to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, urged world leaders to listen Several young activists have travelled to the Swiss ski resort of Davos this year, following in Thunberg 's footsteps.

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Several young activists have travelled to the Swiss ski resort of Davos this year, following in Thunberg's footsteps.

Among the "climate heroes" being celebrated by the WEF are Irish teen scientist Fionn Ferreira, who created a solution for preventing micro plastics from reaching oceans.

They also include South African climate activist Ayakha Melithafa, 17, and Canadian Autum Peltier, who has been advocating for water conservation since she was 8 years old.

a woman holding a sign: 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos © Reuters/DENIS BALIBOUSE 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos

"It is about us and future generations and those who have been affected today," Thunberg said. "We need to bring the science into the conversation."

(Writing by Leela de Kretser; Editing by Alexander Smith)

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