Youth activists confront 'evil' Shell CEO on stage at TED talk panel
Cambo: Youth activists confront Shell CEO at TED talk
YOUTH activists disrupted a TED panel in Edinburgh with the CEO of Shell dubbing him “one of the most evil people in the world”.
Environmental campaigners took over the stage at the TED Countdown conference in Edinburgh which was hosting a panel discussion with Royal Dutch Shell CEO, Ben van Beurden.
The activists say they raised concerns with TED Countdown organisers that a fossil fuel company, like Shell, has no place speaking at an event that positions itself as a “global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis".
Despite calls from activists to remove van Beurden from the panel, he was allowed to retain his speaking slot on the main stage.
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