19th FEBRUARY 2002
CARBON TRADING CONFERENCE STOPPED…FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS!
Today in Amsterdam at 9.30am, a conference designed to inform and educate would-be carbon traders was stormed by local climate activists. The opening session, where BP's Head of Climate Change Mark Akhurst was speaking, was interrupted as activists danced into the room in bright blue wigs, blowing horns and whistles and storming the stage. The activists shouted messages like "Trading in pollution is not a solution" and threw carbon credits to bewildered conference participants.