Several climate protestors were ejected from oil giant BP’s annual general meeting (AGM) today.
Just before BP chief executive Bob Dudley got up to speak, several protesters began shouting slogans such as “decisions made in this room are responsible for deaths around the world” and “this is a crisis”.
Those protestors causing a disturbance inside the meeting were then escorted out of the AGM.
Opening the AGM, and before the protestors disrupted proceedings, BP chairman Helge Lund said: “The energy transition must happen and is already under way.
“People around the world need more energy to improve their lives but carbon emissions have to come down at a much faster pace than we are seeing now.
“BP is a big company which carries great responsibility.
“We can play an important role.
“We want BP to advance the energy transition while remaining a good investment case.”