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Greta Thunberg says climate campaigners’ demands have been ‘completely ignored’ at Davos

Greta Thunberg says climate campaigners’ demands have been ‘completely ignored’ at Davos”

"We can not care about those kinds of things", she said, insisting that her priority was drawing attention and action to concerns about global warming.

Without naming Mr Mnuchin in particular, she added that 'either you tell us how to achieve this mitigation or explain to future generations and those already affected by the climate emergency why we should abandon our climate commitments'.

Greta Thunberg delivered a fiery speech to the world's elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, escalating her message that world leaders needs to step up their efforts to fight climate change before it's too late.

Steven Mnuchin had a pop at the Swedish campaigner, 17, over her recommendation that both the public and private sectors should stop using fossil fuels.

"Is she the chief economist?. Who is she? I'm confused", Mnuchin said. "Then after a short pause, he stated that it was" a joke".

"If we cared about that, we would not be able to do what we do".

Greta Thunberg says climate campaigners’ demands have been ‘completely ignored’ at Davos

The World Economic Forum (WEC) is holding its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. "We put ourselves in the spotlight", she added.

Asked about the statements targeting her from an American minister on Thursday, Greta Thunberg said they had "no effect" on her. "Before we came here we had a few demands for this WEF and of course those demands have been completely ignored, but we expected nothing less", said Thunberg, speaking before marching through Davos with fellow climate activists. "It's one of many important issues", Mnuchin said, adding that he believes technological advances over the next 30 years may help to solve climate-related challenges.

"We never striked for discourse change", said Neubauer, who this month turned down the offer of a board seat on a subsidiary of German industrial giant Siemens.

Although the world, through the Paris climate deal, has committed to keeping temperatures well below 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and endeavoured to keep the rise to 1.5C, scientists say we are well off that target. "From the first day onward, we've striked for actual climate action".

"At present, there's an insane center on climate activists, on individuals".

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