- Title: Extinction Rebellion demands more climate action from G7
- Date: 13th June 2021
- Summary: MILITARY VESSEL IN THE WATER ACTIVISTS WITH PAPER MACHE HEADS OF LEADERS OF THE G7 IN THE WATER (SOUNDBITE) (English) DOCTOR AND EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTER, ANDREW STEVENSON, SAYING: "It's drowning in promises, you know? We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event on this planet, that's a scientific fact. And we really need to act like it's the crisis that it is and I think they know it but they're stuck in business as usual and until they start changing things significantly they're going to have us and groups like us advocating for science-based policy."
- 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: LVA003EH8I8NB
- 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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