- Title: Extinction Rebellion demands more climate action from G7
- Date: 13th June 2021
- Summary: ST IVES, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 13, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EXTINCTION REBELLION ACTIVISTS WALKING WITH GLOBE EXTINCTION REBELLION ACTIVISTS HOLDING BANNER READING (English) "MEDIA BLACKOUT" VARIOUS OF EXTINCTION REBELLION ACTIVISTS POSING DEAD ON BEACH (SOUNDBITE) (English) 18-YEAR-OLD STUDENT AND EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTER, FREYA WHITE, SAYING: "I feel like a lot of people on the street got interested and learnt a lot but I don't really know if they've actually, you know the politicians, have actually learnt anything because I don't know if they've even seen any of this, it's more likely that they see it on the news then they are to see it from where they are up in their hotel we can't get anywhere near them to actually tell them in person." VARIOUS OF EXTINCTION REBELLION ACTIVISTS WITH DROWNING IN PROMISES PAINTED ON THEIR BACK STANDING IN THE WATER EXTINCTION REBELLION FLAG VARIOUS OF ACTIVISTS WALKING INTO THE WATER (SOUNDBITE) (English) GARDENER AND EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTER, HUGH PENFOLD, SAYING: "We've made our point, but I doubt very much if they've listened. I mean they don't listen to the scientists so why would they listen to us? All they're interested in is carrying on as it is and money and its self evident, I mean the global climate catastrophe has been in the making for over 100 years, this isn't new science, it's over a century old this science and they ignore it and they ignore it." ACTIVISTS WITH PAPER MACHE HEADS OF LEADERS OF THE G7 IN THE WATER
- 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: LVA001EH8I8NB
- 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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