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Oxfam activists say leaders blowing ‘hot air’ at climate summit

Oxfam 'Big Head' caricatures of world leaders Joe Biden, Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel, protest on the fringes of the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, November 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Oxfam 'Big Head' caricatures of world leaders Joe Biden, Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel, protest on the fringes of the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, November 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Activists in costumes posing as world leaders are playing in a traditional Scottish bagpipe band as world leaders come together at the UN climate conference in Glasgow.

The Oxfam campaigners wear kilts and say that world leaders need to come up with more action and not only “hot air” to tackle the climate crisis.

“These leaders, instead of reducing emissions and putting the world on a safer path, they are just blowing hot air, and we have had enough of hot air and empty promises. What we are asking for is for concrete action,” Oxfam climate policy lead Nafkote Dabi says.

“We need climate finance, poor countries need climate finance, vulnerable communities need climate finance, and they need to be serious about this, to support vulnerable countries, to adapt to the worst impact of the climate crisis.”

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