In a tweet on Sunday (local time), the 17-year-old linked to a Newsroom opinion piece, arguing the Government’s declaration is merely virtue signalling unless it’s backed by immediate action to reduce the country’s carbon emissions.
“‘In other words, the Government has just committed to reducing less than 1 percent of the country’s emissions by 2025’,” Thunberg tweeted, quoting an excerpt from the article.
On this issue, it is Greta in the right.
The Government has to date failed on almost every measure with reducing emissions. The renewable electricity share has dropped. They have managed only 0.9% of public sector cars to go electric. They are projecting an extra 15,000 kT of greenhouse gases and their carbon neutral public sector pledge is merely a repeat of the same promise they made in 2007/