Extinction Rebellion announces plan of action for Cornwall G7 Summit

June 01, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion

Today, Extinction Rebellion revealed their plans for the G7 Summit in Cornwall (11 – 13 June.)  The series of protests – to be held across the UK in the run up to, and during the summit – will be focused on the failure of G7 nations to respect the global climate commitments they made in Paris in 2015, and to urge the leaders meeting at Carbis Bay in Cornwall to act immediately to address the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

Beginning on June 1st, Extinction Rebellion’s ‘G7 Rebellion’ will kick off with a series of actions in towns and cities across the UK, which will culminate with 3 days of protests in Cornwall.  The group said that it expects around 1,000 protesters to make their way to St Ives for the summit. 

2021 is a critical year for the global climate negotiations and the G7 Summit is seen as a key staging post before COP26 in Glasgow in November.  There are widespread calls for G7 countries to increase their ambitions for emissions reduction and climate finance assistance to developing countries, or risk the failure of COP26.

Melissa Carrington, a former environmental consultant from Dorset, says: “The reality is that none of the G7 nations are delivering on the promises they made in Paris in 2015.  All claims of climate leadership are farcical, when no major economy has implemented policies consistent with limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

“G7’s recent statements are the bare minimum that they can get away with. We need to see much greater ambition including an immediate end to financing and subsidies for all forms of fossil fuel and a massive scaling up of climate finance assistance to developing countries.” 

G7 environment ministers have recently agreed that they will deliver climate targets in line with limiting the rise in global temperatures to 1.5C and end direct funding of coal-fired power stations in poorer nations by the end of 2021. [4]

The plans for Cornwall

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Friday 11th June: Sound the Alarm March, St Ives

Saturday 12th June: G is for Greenwash, Falmouth

Sunday 13th June :  All Hands On Deck, St Ives

UK actions

1st – 10th June: Blooming Greenwash. A group of cyclists are departing Shoreham on the 1st June and  travelling 300 miles to the G7 Summit in Cornwall to arrive on the 10th. With their boat, the “Bloomin’ Adur Too”, they will travel around 30 miles a day along the south coast. They will be performing plays and circus acts along the way to highlight Government inaction on the climate and ecological emergency and false claims of climate leadership (“greenwash”). 

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5th – 10th June:  Plymouth to Carbis Bay – Protect the Earth March. Groups from across the south west are coming together to march across Cornwall to arrive in time for the G7 Summit. The particular focus for the march is global solidarity with front line activists and earth defenders who are risking their lives in order to fight ecological destruction caused by foreign companies operating in their communities. 

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7th-10th June: Make the Wave. 4 days of nationwide UK outreach actions for local groupsto get involved with, forming a WAVE around the coastline that “will surge into an unstoppable force for change”. 

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10th June, 10:00pm. Light the Beacons.We will light the Jubilee Beacons or those on old Beacon hills as we urge world leaders to take the actions needed to save our beautiful planet.

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Global actions

5th June:  Global South Uprising.  Those at the frontline of climate crimes, in  Africa, Asia and Latin America, will draw attention to the hypocrisy of the countries and companies causing climate and ecological catastrophe in their lands.   

6th June: Pass the Mic: XR is calling on hundreds of media-savvy rebels around the world to join in this simple, practical act of solidarity, amplifying the actions and messages from those on the frontline of global climate and ecological catastrophe in poor countries and communities throughout the global XR reach. 

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