Greta Thunberg says she will not attend Cop26 climate summit

Swedish activist says uneven Covid vaccine rollout means countries would not participate on even terms

The Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has said she will not attend the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, saying the uneven distribution of Covid-19 vaccines would mean countries could not participate on even terms.

The 18-year-old activist said that by November richer countries would be vaccinating young healthy people “very often at the expense of people in at-risk groups in other parts of the world”.

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