Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg and her sailing team arrived in New York Wednesday afternoon after making a zero-carbon journey across the Atlantic.
They’re in New York to attend a united nations summit and bring awareness to climate change issues.
The 16-year-old eco-activist arrived on the east coast two weeks after she set sail from the english coastline.
She has spent 14 days on the Malizia ii, a 60-foot yacht outfitted with solar panels and underwater turbines used to generate electricity which enabled Thunberg to make a zero-carbon, transatlantic journey.
She is expected to attend a daylong youth climate summit attended by between 600 to 700 people aged 18-28 from around the world.
It will be part of a three day u.n. climate summit where “the most transformative initiatives that can be replicated will be presented along with concrete proposals from u.n. member nations”, according to a u.n. representative.