Tuesday, December 08, 2009

COP15 - Life as we know it will end

On the opening day of the Copenhagen summit, TckTckTck – an unprecedented alliance of civil society organisations –delived its petition which more than 10 million people have signed, calling for world leaders to seal a fair, ambitious and binding climate deal at the talks.

15 young people from around the world held large scale "building blocks" which spell out "10 million people expect a fair, ambitious and binding deal" to show world leaders that all the elements required for an effective climate treaty are present.

Young people from around the world handed over the petition to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer and Danish Climate Minister and the President of COP15 Connie Hedegaard. Leah Wickham, from Fiji, will spoke briefly on behalf of the 10 million people expecting a real deal at Copenhagen. (IMAGES free Editorial Web usage for Fresh Air Participants during COP 15. Credit: Robert vanWaarden)

Taken from tcktcktck's flickr account.

Life as we know it will change after COP15. Let's hope those leaders do actually come up with a fair, ambitious and binding deal. Don't forget that our own NGO IndyACT is participating in COP15, and as a first, our Prime minister Saad Hariri.

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