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Greta Thunberg refuses to fly because of the carbon emissions caused by planesGreta Thunberg refuses to fly because of the carbon emissions caused by planes (AFP Photo/Ben STANSALL)

Plymouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail on Wednesday for New York, heading for a UN summit on a zero-emissions yacht skippered by a member of Monaco’s ruling family.

The 16-year-old Swede, whose school strikes have inspired children across the world to protest against global warming, refuses to fly because of the carbon emissions caused by planes.

But she has been offered a lift on the Malizia II racing yacht, along with her father Svante and a filmmaker to document the journey, that will allow her to attend the UN talks

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