Greenpeace say they were behind a protest on the Mall in London which blocked Boris Johnson’s route to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen.
As activists disrupted Mr Johnson’s journey to Buckingham Palace, Greenpeace UK executive director, John Sauven, attempted to hand him the group’s 134 point Climate Emergency manifesto.
It details the wide-ranging policies the organisation are calling on the new administration to implement to “prevent catastrophic climate breakdown”.
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Mr Sauven said: “Climate change needs to be front and centre of this new administration from day one.
“The responsibility on a Prime Minister to act on the climate emergency has never been greater. If we want any chance of leaving a habitable world to our children we need to see action start immediately. We can’t blunder and bluster our way out of this emergency.
“In reality the Government is simply failing to tackle the climate crisis. It’s not enough to point to world-leading climate targets when too often government policy ignores or worsens the situation by supporting fracking and banning onshore wind.
“Boris Johnson must get to grips with the climate emergency or be remembered as the Prime Minister who jeopardised our children’s future.”
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