Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and President Donald Trump are due to face off again, this time at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos, Switzerland.
Both are scheduled to give speeches on Tuesday, the first day of the summit.
Thunberg spoke on a sustainability panel at 8 a.m. local time (2 a.m. ET) and is set to speak again at 1 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET), while Trump is due to speak at 11:30 a.m. CET (5:30 a.m. EST), according to the forum’s official agenda.
Air Force One arrived at Zurich Airport around 8:50 a.m. CET Tuesday. The president then took a helicopter to Davos, The Guardian reported.
This will be the second time the 17-year-old and 73-year-old come face to face. Last time they met was in September 2019, during the UN General Assembly in New York.
There Thunberg stared down Trump from a distance as he and his entourage walked past. She did not attempt to speak to him, and he did not appear to see her at all.
Thunberg has said multiple times she has no plans to meet Trump, saying there is no point because he won’t listen to her or other experts anyway.
“Honestly, I don’t think I would have said anything because obviously he’s not listening to scientists and experts, so why would he listen to me?” she said.
“So I probably wouldn’t have said anything. I wouldn’t have wasted my time.”
Trump announced the US withdrawal from the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement in his first year in office.
Earlier this month The New York Times also outlined plans from this administration to end requirements for federal agencies to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of infrastructure projects.
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Trump has also patronized Thunberg on Twitter, to which Thunberg responded by trolling him back.
After seeing her impassioned speech at the UN General Assembly in September, Trump tweeted: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”
Shortly afterward, Thunberg changed her Twitter bio to: “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.”
Thunberg has vowed never to take planes because of their carbon emissions, and usually only takes trains to travel. Last year she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean for two weeks from Plymouth, England, to New York City to visit the Americas.