The young climate activist Greta Thunberg expects to arrive in Lisbon on Tuesday, December 3 between 8 am and 10 am in the morning, as she wrote on Monday, December 2 via Twitter.
“Day 20. Our last day at the ocean! We can almost smell earth! We hope to arrive at the Santo Amaro dock, Lisbon, between 8 am and 10 am tomorrow morning,” said the young Swedish woman.
WATCH a YouTube LIVE streaming of the Australian catamaran ‘La Vagabonde” skippered by Riley Whitelum arriving to Lisboa.
( Start at 29 min. mark)
Eastbound transatlantic passage in November on a small sailing vessel is uncommon. The Aussie sailor presented outstanding weather routing resulting in 21 day transit. They sailed in total around 3,800 Nm with average speed of 7.8kt.
Thunberg will disembark today in Lisbon, the last stop before participating in the Madrid climate summit, She will be greeted by the mayor of Lisbon, the socialist Fernando Medina. Dozens of Portuguese and international journalists, and activists are already flocking to Doca Santo Amaro in the heart of Lisbon harbor..
The Portuguese media are speculating about how Greta Thunberg will reach the Spanish capital. There are only two train connections daily from Lisbon to Madrid. Both options exceed 10 hours of travel, and since the day train leaves at 8.15 in the morning, it is speculated that Greta might travel with the overnight train – the Lusitânia, which leaves at 9:35 pm local time.
The young climate activist will also speak before the plenary session of the world leaders who will participate in the XXV Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid from December 2nd to 13th.
Thunberg will address the representatives of delegations from about 200 countries that will participate in the COP25 during the final stretch of the COP25, from December 10, which are precisely the days in which negotiations will intensify. The Presidency of the Summit has called this meeting the “summit of climate ambition” and the motto of this year is “time to act”.