- Title: Extinction Rebellion demands more climate action from G7
- Date: 13th June 2021
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) DOCTOR AND EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTER, ANDREW STEVENSON SAYING: "It's been a carnival atmosphere for the last three days, it's been seemingly really well received by local people and it's got a new energy back into the movement, which you know, let's face it, we've had the worst year in living memory. So from that I take a lot of positives. You know, I think it's still a very young movement that's only been around for three, 3 1/2 years, and its learning, we are learning. In terms of are we changing anything yet? We haven't got the power, we've got the power of our voices and we've got the power of science but we need the leaders to start following the science because at the moment they're not." VARIOUS OF BANNER READING (English) "G7 ACT NOW"
- Embargoed: 27th June 2021 17:10
- Keywords: Extinction Rebellion G7 G7 summit climate activists climate change demonstration protest
- Location: ST IVES, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: ST IVES, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Climate Change,Environment,Europe,General News,Government / Politics,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA005EH8I8NB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: With processions, dancing and "mass die ins" at a beach moments from where G7 leaders were meeting, Extinction Rebellion activists went all out on Sunday (June 13) to get their message on climate change across.
The question on the minds of many, though, was whether the world's wealthiest nations were listening.
As the summit wrapped up, G7 leaders said they had agreed to raise their contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of $100 billion a year to help poorer countries cut carbon emissions and cope with global warming, but only two nations - Canada and Germany - offered firm promises of more cash.
But climate groups said the promise made in the summit's final communique lacked detail and the developed nations should be more ambitious in their financial commitments.
(Production: Ben Makori, Natalie Thomas)
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