Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, recently posted on Twitter saying Preemraff Oil Refinery “makes it impossible for Sweden to be in line with the Paris Agreement”.
The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance. It aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change. The Agreement opened for signature on 22 April 2016, on Earth Day, at UN Headquarters in Newyork. It is to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 Degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Under the agreement, each country must determine, plan, and regularly report on the contribution that it undertakes to mitigate global warming. A country is then forced by No Mechanism to set a specific emissions target by a specific date, but each target should go beyond the prior targets.
Greta Thunberg claims Preemraff Oil Refinery situated in Sweden will make it impossible for Sweden to be in line with the Paris Agreement. “Preemraff makes it impossible for Sweden to be in line with the Paris Agreement. There is nothing that needs to be debated. It is a fact. Nevertheless, in principle, everyone is prepared to carry out the expansion. That says it all about how the climate crisis is totally ignored. We are still in denial” she wrote on Twitter.
Greta Thunberg has already tweeted on the same matter once before, on June 15 this year. She claimed the approval for the new Preemraff Oil Refinery will make Preemraff the largest emitter of CO2.
“The Swedish Land and Environment Court of Appeal today gave a green light for the new Preemraff oil refinery, which will become Sweden’s largest emitter of CO2. It will make it impossible for Sweden to reach the emission targets in line with the Paris Agreement. End of story” she tweeted on June 15 this year.