DAY 3: Extinction Rebellion declares G7 a flop
June 13, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion
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On the final day of the G7 summit, Extinction Rebellion calls for ‘All hands on deck’ as the G7 proves to be yet another failed opportunity for change. All sections of society must work towards creating a better world that lives in harmony with nature and respects all people.
Day 3’s XR action will all take place in St Ives.
Melissa Carrington from Extinction Rebellion said: “This weekend was a key moment. The G7, leaders of the world’s richest democratic nations have met and yet we’re STILL Drowning in Promises. We asked the leaders of the world to ACT NOW and they’ve made more hollow promises… How can we trust them with our futures and our children’s futures.”
Sarah Lunnon from the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill Alliance said: “There remains a gap between the promises G7 leaders have made for emissions reduction and nature conservation and the policies that they have in place to deliver those promises.
“Now is the time for action. We need all hands on deck and we need a cohesive cross party strategy so that people in all sectors of society know what they are working towards; business, civil society, finance and government. The transition is a huge project and it needs everyone to play their part. “
SUMMARY of events for media coverage on Sunday 13 June in St. Ives
- 11am All mouth and no trousers action – Railway station
- 11:00 Creative actions and installations – Porthminster Beach
- 11:55 – 14:40 Bands and speakers – Town Harbour Beach
- 13:30 G7 Big Heads – Porthminster Beach
- 14.45 Discobedience and Die In – Town Harbour Beach
DETAILS of key events
11am All mouth and no trousers action (Railway station)
XR women will pose as G7 leaders, embodying the saying “all mouth and no trousers” through costume and partial nudity.
They are baring themselves to draw attention to the fact that the male dominated G7 is greenwashing on a grand scale – the gap between promises and action has never been greater.
This meeting of the G7 was all mouth and no trousers. Leaders need to stop paying lip service to the climate and ecological emergency. They need to act now and make the changes needed to keep global temperatures in a safe range and halt ecocide.
Elly, a psychologist from London said:
“I’m baring myself in public, a very silly thing to do, frankly, because there is nothing silly about a world at 2 or 3 degrees of global heating. I work with older adults as a psychologist, and in the UK alone currently for every week that we have a heatwave about thousand excess deaths occur. Higher global temperatures will kill many more of my patients, and I can’t stand by and let this happen.”
NOTES FOR EDITORS
High quality video and photos of all of G7 actions will be available from a master folder CORNWALL ACTIONS, with daily subfolders for each day and the above actions. These are accessible at
NB please ensure that photographers are credited.
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All Extinction Rebellion outdoor activities and protests are designed to be inclusive, safe, and family-friendly. Risk assessments are completed and the movement takes every precaution to ensure the protests adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, with designated COVID safety stewards for each action.
EXTINCTION REBELLION: what we’re calling for at G7 + messaging overview
ABOUT EXTINCTION REBELLION
Time has almost entirely run out to address the ecological crisis which is upon us, including the 6th mass species extinction, global pollution, and increasingly rapid climate change. If urgent and radical action isn’t taken, we’re heading towards 4˚C warming, and the societal collapse and mass loss of life that that implies. The younger generation, racially marginalised communities and the Global South are on the front-line. No-one will escape the devastating impacts.
Extinction Rebellion believes it is a citizen’s duty to rebel, using peaceful civil disobedience, when faced with criminal inactivity by their Government.
Extinction Rebellion’s key demands are:
- Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
- Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
- Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
- In the UK, come to one of our events, join the Rebellion Network and let us know how you can help out.
- Start a group where you are: in the UK or around the world.
- Find your local group.
- Check out the International XR website, with links to the French, German, Italian and UK websites.
- While you’re at it, support our fundraiser!