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  • Speaking to protestors in the Swiss city of Lausanne, Thunberg rallied support to urge lawmakers to take on the climate crisis.
  • Thunberg will deliver remarks during a panel in Davos.
  • The event in Davos will be the first in which President Trump and Thunberg will cross paths since Trump attacked her on Twitter.

Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg says world leaders “haven’t seen anything yet,” as protesters plan to head to Davos next week to push leaders to do more to tackle the climate crisis.

“We are now in a new year, and we have entered a new decade. And so far, during this decade, we have seen no signs whatsoever that real climate action is coming. And that has to change,” the 17-year-old said, while speaking to a crowd of thousands of protestors Friday in the Swiss city of Lausanne. 

“To the world leaders and those in power, I would like to say that you have not seen anything yet. You have not seen the last of us, we can assure you of that. And that is the message that we will bring to the World Economic Forum in Davos next week,” Thunberg said. 

The protest Friday is part of Thunberg’s Fridays for Future campaign. 

Thunberg has reportedly pledged to call on global leaders at Davos to immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels as she is scheduled to deliver the opening remarks at a panel titled “Averting a Climate Apocalypse” on Tuesday. Hundreds of protestors are expected to march near Davos during the forum.

The upcoming forum will mark the first time President Trump and Thunberg will attend the same event after the two crossed paths at the UN climate change summit last year in New York, and the first time since Trump took aim at the teen on Twitter after she was named Time Magazine’s person of the year

Published on Jan 17, 2020