Climate activists demonstrate outside Czech National Bank

Climate activists from the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrated in front of the Czech National Bank in Prague on Monday. They accuse the government of inaction in combatting climate change.

Extinction Rebellion had already held similar protests last week. The pressure group is drawing attention to the fact that Czech insurers are working with energy firms that are not planning to phase out coal by 2030.

The Czech Republic has committed to ending coal mining in a bid to lower greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, and to net-zero by 2050, in line with the European Green Deal policy framework.

Author: Brian Kenety