"The changes will not come from the inside but from the outside. They will go as far as they can for their own benefits," Thunberg said, referring to fossil fuel companies.
"We need to create a critical mass of people who demand change and justice," she emphasized at a high-profile meeting in Davos (Switzerland) with the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), as reported by Reuters.
"Thunberg is leading some big names in youth climate action at the WEF... Alongside her are Vanessa Nakate from Uganda, Helena Gualinga from Ecuador and Luisa Neubauer from Germany," Euro News reported.
Fashion waste is dumped in Africa. It not only causes pollution but fuels climate change, responsible for 8-10% of global emissions. Synthetic materials require an estimated 342 million barrels of oil every yr.
This group of climate activists presented the "Cease and Desist" letter to CEOs waiting for the countries of the world to stop new oil, gas and coal extraction projects.
Referring to the politicians and businessmen participating in the Davos summit, Thunberg emphasized that they are precisely the ones who are fueling the destruction of the planet.
"The people who are at the very core of the climate crisis, the people who are investing in fossil fuels etc, and yet somehow these are the people that we seem to rely on for solving our problems," she added, as WioNews reported.