Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, is making her way to Alberta.
Thunberg announced her intention on Twitter, as she makes her way north through the U.S. to raise the alarm on global warming.
She didn’t specify when she would be coming or where she’ll go once in Alberta.
Premier Jason Kenney’s office released a statement following the news that Thunberg would be visiting the province:
“We trust that Ms. Thunberg will recognize Alberta’s leading human rights and environmental standards,” Christine Myatt, spokesperson for the office of the premier said in the statement.
“Especially in comparison to oil-producing dictatorships such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela – which she will presumably visit next – as well as major growing emitters like China,” Myatt said.
Thunberg has made headlines in recent months, after she sailed to the U.S. in August to participate in a youth summit on climate change.
She also addressed the U.N.’s Climate Action Summit in September, telling those in attendance the critical situation the world is in.
Thunberg’s actions sparked marches across Canada last month with at least 85 cities participating in the national movement.
On Tuesday, Edmonton’s mayor tweeted that he would love for Thunberg to visit Edmonton City Hall to talk about how this city declared a climate emergency over the summer and about “some of the environmentally friendly projects we’re working on.”
“Regardless of where you visit, I wish you nothing but the best,” Don Iveson tweeted.
Meanwhile, Calgary Ward 13 Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart tweeted she was “delighted” Thunberg was coming to Alberta, and asked her to visit Calgary.