AFTER a 36 day transatlantic voyage, Greta Thunberg finally arrived in Madrid yesterday for the United Nation’s global climate change summit.
The teenage 16-year-old departed from a Renfe train at the Spanish capital’s Chamartin station to be greeted by a sea of cameras.
Swede, Thunberg, was not due at the UN Climate Change Summit until next week, but according to her press team made a ‘spontaneous’ decision to turn up early.
Her arrival in the Spanish capital marked the end of a momentous 9357 km journey from Los Angeles to Madrid.
She was in the USA, waiting to take a boat to Chile, where the environmental conference was originally due to take place.
It was cancelled at the end of October and moved to Madrid after a massive wave of protests against the Chilean government shook the capital, Santiago.
Stranded on the wrong side of the world, Thunberg asked for help reaching Spain in an environmentally friendly way.
She ended up accepting the offer of a trip on a catamaran to Lisbon with Australian Youtube stars Riley Whitum and Elayna Carrasu, before taking the train to Madrid.
The climate conference expects to welcome 25,000 attendees from 197 countries and will run until December 13.