Greta Thunberg Joins London Oil Industry Protest
Five individuals were apprehended during an oil industry protest attended by climate activist Greta Thunberg in London on Tuesday morning.
The Swedish environmentalist addressed the gathering outside the InterContinental London Park Lane hotel, located near Hyde Park, marking the commencement of the Energy Intelligence Forum, a three-day event.
Oil and Gas Leaders Convene
The Energy Intelligence Forum is set to bring together leaders from global oil and gas giants, such as Shell and Total, along with UK financiers and government ministers.
The event holds significant importance within the industry, often dubbed the “Oscars of Oil.”
This meeting of influential stakeholders has garnered the attention of various environmental groups.
Fossil Free London’s Oily Money Out Campaign
Fossil Free London, an organization dedicated to opposing fossil fuel companies and their supporters, has launched the “Oily Money Out” campaign.
The campaign’s mission is to disentangle money from the oil industry, a movement aiming to reshape political and economic landscapes.
Greta Thunberg’s Call to Action
Greta Thunberg, aged 20, addressed journalists at the protest, emphasizing the urgency of the climate crisis. She stated, “It is not a coincidence that we are speeding in the wrong direction.
The people in power are knowingly leading us to the end of a precipice.”
Greta emphasized the sacrifices made for profit in the face of ecological devastation and called for direct action.
Arrests and Ongoing Protests
The protest led to the arrest of five individuals, suspected of obstructing a highway.
Fossil Free London has planned a series of demonstrations over the course of three days against the Energy Intelligence Forum, echoing their stance that the industry’s presence in the city is unwelcome and detrimental to the environment.
Energy Intelligence Forum’s Perspective
The Energy Intelligence Forum presents its event as an opportunity for decision-makers, thought-leaders, and innovators to engage in discussions on powering the planet reliably, affordably, and sustainably.
It acknowledges the industry’s operation in a world marked by geopolitical tensions and diverse approaches to climate ambitions, with energy companies seeking distinct paths toward sustainable transitions.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn