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Got climate questions?

Saadia Iqbal's picture

Hey Youthink! audience,

As you know, COP 16 is coming up—a meeting where world leaders will get together to try and reach a global agreement on tackling climate change. We can’t let this event go by without making sure the youth voice is heard loud and clear, right? So, here’s your opportunity: Post your questions and comments here, and our friends at The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) will do their best to get you the answers. Here is their message to you:

“In a few days 15 young delegates from The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts will meet up in beautiful Cancun in Mexico to take part in the UN conference on climate change between 29 November and 10 December. We, the delegates, are girl guides from all over the world and we are going to the conference to make sure the voices of youth are being heard in the negotiations. To make this happen we will work together with hundreds of youth delegates from other organizations.

During the conference we will keep you updated by blogging here at Youthink! If you have any questions you would like us to answer, feel free to post them on this page. We will be happy to try and find an answer somewhere at the conference. Please also share stories about climate change from your community—maybe you have experienced the consequences of climate changes yourself?”

Get to know the delegates a bit better and hear about their hopes for Cancun in this video:

Photo: WAGGGS delegates at COP 15 in 2009 / courtesy Reuben Sessa

Comments

Submitted by DANIEL CHEGE RUNO on
Am Kenyan youth 29 yrs aged with a vision of young people and community through offset carbon dioxide reduce fossil fuel emissions.

Submitted by Avi Sharma on
Hi, please ask in the conference that recently UNEP have published a report according to which the measure taken in COP 15 are not much. URL: http://www.unep.org/publications/contents/pub_details_search.asp?ID=4160 . Ask as many people as you can that what are we trying to do: prove the world that we are taking action or are we seriously thinking above politics to work in a direction that will seriously help us? In what way ? Hope to get a response !!

Submitted by Lisbeth Saksvik on
I truly hope this COP has resulted in something every Head of State in the world can take hold of and include in the policy within their country. It will never be enough to assume someone is going to make a change. Every human being has to involve themselves and make a determination either or not they want the earth to be livable for their children. We all need to be the change. If that is ever going to happen, we'll be needing a lot of these COPs.

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