Team Malizia, skippered by Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann have the great honour and pleasure to sail Greta Thunberg from the UK to New York for the UN Climate Action Summit on Malizia II. The journey will start in mid-August. Greta chose to sail with Team Malizia as they offered a zero-carbon mode of transport to reach the USA.
Pierre Casiraghi, founder of the team and co-skipper for the transatlantic crossing states “I believe in bringing awareness about rising global emissions and pollution due to human activity. Convincing governments and international institutions to make the step and enforce laws that will protect mankind and biodiversity is of the utmost importance for the future of humanity. Greta is an ambassador who delivers a fundamental message both for our society and for the survival of future generations. Team Malizia and I are proud to take Greta across the Atlantic in this challenging mode of transport, unfortunately today this is still the only way with out fossil fuel emissions. Hopefully this will change in the near future. I respect Greta’s courage to take on this adventure and fully commit, sacrifice and fight for probably the greatest challenge of humanity.’
You will be able to track the journey from our website and Greta and the team will be posting regular updates on social media channels – @gretathunberg
16-year-old Greta Thunberg will sail across the Atlantic in the middle of hurricane season next month, to take a four-month climate tour of the Americas.
Refusing to fly because of the high levels of greenhouse gas emissions associated with air travel, Thunberg will go by sea on a 60-foot sailboat fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines that generate electricity. The aim is a zero carbon voyage.
Thunberg said she decided to make the trip because the “window of time when things are in our hands” to keep global temperature rise below 1.5C “is closing fast”. She warned world leaders had to listen to the voices of millions of young people concerned about the climate crisis. “Together with many other young people across the Americas and the world, I will be there, even if the journey will be long and challenging,” she said.
Greta Thunberg will cross the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat on her way to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23.
Thunberg’s appearance in New York City will be the first stop in a string of engagements in the Americas over the next few months, according to a statement.
She will also go to Canada and Mexico, and travel to the UN COP25 climate conference in Santiago, Chile, before visiting other sites in South America.
Photo courtesy Team Malizia and CNN