Climate activists deface art in Paris and Milan

STORY: In France, activists from Derniere Renovation (Last Reform) dressed the statue with a t-shirt reading “858 days left”, in reference to the number of days left in the hope of curbing climate change.

Emissions must peak by 2025 to prevent disastrous climate change effects, according to the UN climate report in April.

Meanwhile, in Italy, activists from the group Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) also glued themselves to the car window and to the floor of the Fabbrica del Vapore venue in Milan, before officials dragged them away.

The protest, one of a string of high-profile stunts by Ultima Generazione, coincided with climate talks in Egypt.

The COP27 climate change conference is scheduled to finish on Friday, but it is expected to run into overtime as delegated from nearly 200 countries struggle to agree on a way forward.