A DEMONSTRATION is due to take place tomorrow as environmental campaigners gear up for a weekend of action to coincide with G7 summit.

Activists from Extinction Rebellion will descend on Worthing beach, opposite the Dome cinema in Marine Parade, at midday to highlight the threat from rising sea levels.

Members of Extinction Rebellion Worthing, Chichester, Godalming, East Grinstead and Edenbrige are all set to take part.

The Argus: Extinction Rebellion will stage a demonstration on Worthing beachExtinction Rebellion will stage a demonstration on Worthing beach

Branding the action “drowning in promises” environmental groups from across the UK will be holding events in the run up to this G7 conference taking place in Cornwall from weekend.

Extinction Rebellion says more than 90 coastal communities across the UK are taking part and say the events will highlight demand for world leaders, at the G7 summit in Cornwall, to take action on climate change.

Earlier this week, activists from Extinction Rebellion Brighton, meditated on the Brighton seafront near the West Pier, while others held a banner which read: “The sea is rising and so are we.”

The Argus: The demonstration in Worthing is part of action being taken by Extinction Rebellion against the G7 SummitThe demonstration in Worthing is part of action being taken by Extinction Rebellion against the G7 Summit

The event was part of a UK-wide “make the wave” action designed to highlight how predicted rising sea levels will impact coastal areas.

Nina Thair, a retired teach from Brighton who took part in the action says areas of Sussex, including Shoreham and Lewes, could be badly affected by rising sea levels.

The 48-year-old said: “We need to act now on climate change and the government and G7 leaders are not doing enough. I’m taking action to raise awareness and get our voices heard.”

Ruth Urbanowicz, 71, a chiropractor from Brighton, and member of Christian Climate Action, also took part in the action.

She said: "The most powerful world leaders meet in Cornwall this weekend. We demand that they urgently address climate change and biodiversity loss.

“There is no time left for their empty promises while they continue to support and subsidise fossil fuel industries".

The G7 summit, being held in Carbis Bay, began with leaders of wealthy nations under pressure to do more to share the burden of protecting the world from the virus and climate change.