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Activist Greta Thunberg leads protest on final day of talks at Davos

Activist Greta Thunberg leads protest on final day of talks at Davos

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and other prominent climate campaigners including Vanessa Nakate and Helena Neubauer held a climate march on Friday, the final day of panels at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Thunberg met with the chief of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, on the sidelines of the convention on Thursday and slammed corporate elites for their inaction.

Leaders at Davos are “fuelling the destruction of the planet” by investing in fossil fuels and prioritising short-term profits over people affected by the climate crisis, she said.

The activists brought a 'cease and desist' letter calling on the heads of fossil fuel companies to stop all new oil and natural gas projects, it was signed by nearly 900,000 people.

Click on the image above to watch the march.

This year's forum was themed 'Cooperation in a Fragmented World' and concluded at lunchtime on Friday after five intense days of presentations and debates. Speakers included the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen; the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz; the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the UN's Secretary-General, António Guterres.

This year a record number of world leaders and business experts attended; more than 1,500 public figures from some 700 organisations.