Greenpeace activists blockade BP headquarters

Greenpeace climate activists have blocked the entrances to BP's HQ in London

Greenpeace climate activists have blocked the entrances to BP's HQ in London

Activists were set to abseil from the top of the building to vandalise windows with letters spelling out "climate emergency" across the facade of BP#s headquarters. "BP is fueling a climate emergency that threatens millions of lives and the future of the living world".

"The science is clear - we must stop searching for new oil and gas if we want a liveable planet. BP must clean up or clear out", Morozzo said.

We're blockading BP's London offices because they're acting as if the #ClimateEmergency isn't happening.

"We welcome discussion, debate, even peaceful protest on the important matter of how we must all work together to address the climate challenge", the BP statement added.

Speaking to The Guardian by phone from inside of one of the containers-which were put in place using cranes early Monday morning-Morozzo said the metal boxes were created to be impossible to move without harming those on the inside.

BP will come under pressure from investors to ramp up its fight against climate change during its annual general meeting today.

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According to The Guardian, two Greenpeace activists are "encased in each of the five containers with enough provisions to last at least a week. Instead, BP is investing billions in new oil and fueling the crisis that will harm billions. there is no place for companies like BP in our future".

Along with Shell, BP has vowed action on the Paris climate change agreement by bolstering the link between executive pay and climate targets once they are set in 2020.

But others are calling for BP to go further and follow rival Shell, which has agreed to reduce emissions not just from its own activities but also those of the fuel and products it sells.

BP, which employs 73,000 people, produces 3.8 million barrels of oil equivalent per day - more than OPEC members such as United Arab Emirates or Kuwait.

BP has been focussed on paying more than $60bn in fines and legal costs associated with the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and has plans to rapidly expand oil and gas output to reach near parity with its larger peers.

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