- Title: Paris unveils giant botanical promenade
- Date: 3rd June 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) PEOPLE STANDING AT BOTANICAL DISPLAY AT AVENUE FOCH CALLED "BIODIVERSITEARTH", ARC DE TRIOMPHE IN BACKGROUND PEOPLE TAKING PHOTOGRAPH IN WATER MISTER ARC DE TRIOMPHE WATER MISTER CHILDREN PLAYING IN WATER MISTER VARIOUS OF WILD FLOWERS VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING AROUND PROMENADE VISITOR WALKING UP TO SIGN NEAR TENT VARIOUS OF FARMER PREPARING HERB SEEDLINGS FOR VISITORS VISITORS WITH SEEDLING POT PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (French) 56-YEAR-OLD STREET ARTIST, GAD WEIL, SAYING: "The more Parisians, French people, tourists come in numbers to "BiodiversitEarth", the more we will be able to send a collective message to the president of the United States, to say: 'you've made a terrible mistake, it's over, your intentions are done. The people of the world want the Paris agreement." PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) VISITORS NEAR ANIMAL PENS, ARC DE TRIOMPHE IN BACKGROUND LAMB VARIOUS OF SHEEP IN PEN VISITORS WALKING VISITORS LOOKING AT COWS VARIOUS OF COWS IN PEN PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (French) 56-YEAR-OLD STREET ARTIST, GAD WEIL, SAYING: "All types of mobilisation are beautiful and are good and useful. And for a street artist like me, when public opinion chooses to follow their action or work and get involved in it, then it becomes an actor in and of itself through its strength, through the voice of the people, the collective voice." PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) BALES OF HAY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AND CHILDREN AROUND BALES OF HAY VARIOUS OF WILD FLOWERS
- Embargoed: 17th June 2017 16:59
- Keywords: Trump botanical promenade Gad Weil Paris climate agreement France Paris
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Environment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JQ3X3T
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The French capital on Saturday (June 3) welcomed "BiodiversitEarth", a 10,000 square metre (107,640 square feet) agricultural and horticultural outdoor display near the Arc de Triomphe, conceived by street artist Gad Weil.
Until June 5, the public will be able to stroll through a pedestrianised zone of Paris's upmarket Avenue Foch, filled with carpets of wild flowers, vegetable gardens and farm animals.
Weil said the aim of his work was to send a collective message U.S. President Donald Trump that his decision to take the United States out of the 2015 Paris climate change pact was a "terrible mistake".
Trump on Thursday (June 1) said he would withdraw the United States from the landmark global agreement to fight climate change, drawing anger and condemnation from world leaders and heads of industry.
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