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Thursday 08 of December 2022

Greenpeace Protests Outside G-7 Energy Meeting


An Italian plainclothes police officer tries to prevent GreenPeace activists from demonstrating outside a hotel hosting a G7 Energy meeting, in Rome,photo: AP/Alessandra Tarantino
An Italian plainclothes police officer tries to prevent GreenPeace activists from demonstrating outside a hotel hosting a G7 Energy meeting, in Rome,photo: AP/Alessandra Tarantino
Environmental activists are concerned about the Trump administration's intention to dismantle the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan

ROME – Top energy officials from the Group of Seven industrial nations were gathering in the Italian capital amid growing concerns over the U.S. administration’s moves to unravel policies aimed at stalling global warming.

Greenpeace was holding a sit-in outside Monday’s meeting, calling on officials to maintain their commitments to reduce greenhouse gases under the 2015 Paris Agreement.

From left Energy ministers, France’s Segolene Royal, Britain’s Nick Hurd, Japan’s Yosuke Takagi of Japan and International Energy Agency Executive Director Faith Birol pose for a photo during a G7 Energy meeting, in Rome, Monday, April 10, 2017. Photo: AP/Alessandra Tarantino

The ministers’ agenda calls for discussion of energy security, policies to move away from coal, natural gas routes and supply, sustainable development of electricity sources, alternative fuel scenarios and energy access and investments in Africa.

Environmental activists are concerned about the Trump administration’s intention to dismantle the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which aimed at reducing carbon pollution from power plants.