Countries including Scotland and Wales are not global leaders in climate change, Greta Thunberg claims.

In its contribution, the channel’s environment correspondent asked the activist if she believed that, overall, the country is a global leader with regards to climate change.”No… I mean, there are some countries that do a bit more than certain others, but then if we look at it from a broader perspective then I think we can safely say there are no countries – at least in the global north – that are even doing close to what would be needed.”

The Swedish teenager said she had not yet decided whether to travel to Glasgow next month for next week’s UN Global Climate Change Conference, but would do so if it was deemed “safe and democratic”- including ensuring attendees from poor countries are fully vaccinated and can travel.

Scotland national football team

The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in men’s international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. It competes in the three major professional tournaments, (wikipedia)


Scotland ) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Covering the northern third of the island of Great Britain, (wikipedia)

Greta Thunberg

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Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg ; born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. (wikipedia)

Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is the devolved government of Wales. The government consists of ministers, who attend cabinet meetings, and deputy ministers who do not, and also of a counsel general. (wikipedia)