- Title: Giant Pikachus at G7 tell Japan 'step up, stop burning coal'
- Date: 11th June 2021
- Summary: FALMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 11, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ACTIVISTS FROM NO COAL JAPAN COALITION DRESSED AS PIKACHUS WALKING BY G7 MEDIA CENTRE SIGN READING (English) 'JAPAN STOP FUNDING COAL (SOUNDBITE) (English) NO COAL JAPAN COALITION ACTIVIST DRESSED AS PIKACHU, NAME NOT GIVEN, SAYING: "Our message to Japan is that if it continues to burn coal it will be an international pariah, it will make the future more dangerous for its citizens, it's going to make a future more dangerous for the world, Japan has a massive opportunity at the G7 to step up, stop burning coal and lead the world to a better future." PIKACHUS CHEST BUMPING IN FRONT OF G7 SIGN (SOUNDBITE) (English) NO COAL JAPAN COALITION ACTIVIST DRESSED AS PIKACHU, NAME NOT GIVEN, SAYING (ON HOW IT FEELS TO BE PROTESTING IN A PIKACHU OUTFIT): "It actually feels as if I'm in a globally warmed world. I feel in the last ten minutes I have actually expanded and heated by about ten degrees so it's quite a useful example of how dangerous a warming planet is going to be." VARIOUS OF ACTIVISTS DRESSED AS PIKACHU HOLDING BANNER READING (English): "JAPAN, TIME TO END COAL"
- Embargoed: 25th June 2021 09:24
- Keywords: G7 summit Pikachu climate change climate change protest coal envirnoment no coal Japan coalition protest
- Location: FALMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: FALMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Climate Change,Environment,Europe,General News,Government / Politics,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001EGYK6KN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Giant Pikachus were spotted outside the G7 media centre in Falmouth on Friday (June 11) at the start of the G7 summit to call on the Japanese government to stop burning coal by 2030.
The stunt was organised by No Coal Japan, a coalition of over 35 environmental groups.
The G7 three-day summit begins in nearby Carbis Bay, an English seaside resort, on Friday.
(Production: Natalie Thomas, Helena Williams)
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