Environmental advocates organized a protest today in front of major oil companies ahead of the World Economic Forum (Davos) in Switzerland, renewing their demand to give priority to the issue of global climate change and its damages.
“We demand concrete and real action towards the climate,” said Reuters news agency, citing protest organizer Nicholas Siegrist, who also heads the Young Socialists party in Switzerland, warning that “energy companies will work for their interests during their participation in the forum.”
The “Stop” campaign, led by environmental activist Greta Thunberg, has gained support on social media, calling on energy chiefs to immediately stop opening any new sites for oil, gas or coal extraction, and to stop blocking the clean energy transition that everyone urgently needs, hinting. to legal action and further protests if companies fail to comply.
The annual meeting of global business and political leaders begins in Davos today, amid a double crisis that hit the global economy, starting with the 2020 Corona pandemic, and then the repercussions of the Ukrainian crisis and Western sanctions on Russia, and stopping Russian gas supplies to Europe.
At least 20 people were injured the day before yesterday when the German police suppressed protests organized by environmental advocates at the site of the largest coal mine near the village of Lutserrat in the west of the country.
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