COP25: Activists dump manure outside Madrid summit over world leaders's failure to take meaningful action 

WION Web Team New Delhi Dec 15, 2019, 08.42 AM(IST)

Climate change activists of Extinction Rebellion unload a truck filled with horse excrements, in front of U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 14, 2019. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The actions were timed to coincide with the closing of the COP25 summit, where negotiators have been unable to agree on how to implement the 2015 Paris climate agreement, the report added.

Airing their frustration at the failure of world leaders to take meaningful action against global warming, green activists dumped horse manure and staged a mock hanging outside the venue of a UN climate summit in Madrid on Saturday, reported news agency Reuters.

The actions were timed to coincide with the closing of the COP25 summit, where negotiators have been unable to agree on how to implement the 2015 Paris climate agreement, the report added.

The grassroots group Extinction Rebellion led the protest.

"Just like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic, this COP’s fiddling of carbon accounting and negotiating of Article 6 is not commensurate to the planetary emergency we face," Extinction Rebellion said in a statement.

Twelve members of the group stood on melting blocks of ice, nooses drawn tight around their necks to symbolise the 12 months remaining until the next summit, when the Paris deal enters a make-or-break implementation phase.

Attached to the pile of manure was a short message to leaders saying "the horseshit stops here."