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COP21: climate campaigners set 'red line' for leaders to strike deal


COP21: climate campaigners set 'red line' for leaders to strike deal


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Climate campaigners laid out a red line at the COP21 venue in Paris on Saturday – to pile pressure on leaders to reach the right deal.

After all of the talking, activists want to see a robust agreement that addresses the key issues at stake.

“We’re drawing a big red line that symbolises the limits that world leaders shouldn’t break to reach an agreement,” explained Axel, one of the demonstrators.

“We’re here to state that all the key points in terms of justice and financing. The aim is to show that there are red lines that can’t be crossed.”

Doris, another activist, added: “This is our best hope for a climate agreement and this is critically important. If we don’t get it right now, we will never have another chance. There is no plan B, there is no planet B.”

In central Paris, Greenpeace activists stormed the iconic Arc de Triomphe. They abseiled down the structure and poured yellow paint on the surrounding road.

The idea was to symbolise the sun from the air. Police were seen arresting several people.

Speaking from the COP21 venue in Le Bourget, euronews reporter Gregoire Lory said: “Like the political leaders, NGOs are also making their final efforts in the ‘climate battle.’ There are only a few hours to go before the presentation of the last proposal for an agreement. Many still think it won’t go far enough.”


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