Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg, Arnold Schwarenegger and Antonio Guterres Image credit: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has partnered with former US governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the launch of his conference to accelerate progress towards the Paris Agreement.

The 16-year-old founder of the School Strike for Climate movement, met the former California governor and fitness star at the Austrian World Summit R20 held in Vienna, along with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen.

The event strives to connect over one thousand leaders from science, business and politics to confer on how best to tackle climate change.

Speaking at the event, Thunberg said: “For too long, the people in power have gotten away with basically not doing anything to stop the climate and ecological breakdown. They have gotten away with stealing our future and selling it for profit.”

After the meeting Schwarzenegger tweeted:

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