Monday, December 21st, 2009
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The Children’s Climate Forum took place a few weeks ago in Copenhagen, Denmark, where 165 youth delegates from 44 countries represented the young people of the world in the lead up to COP15 (the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference). Want to know more about the Children’s Climate Forum and COP15? Click here to visit Unite for Climate!
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Children’s Climate Forum declaration for the world’s leaders
At the closing ceremony of the Children’s Climate Forum, twelve young people representing different parts of the world presented a children’s declaration on climate change to Connie Hedegaard, the president of COP15.
Listen to the young delegates read the full declaration.
Want to know more about the Children’s Climate Forum and COP 15? Click here to visit Unite for Climate!
Youth perspectives on climate change
Kondwani Joe Banda (above) comes from Lusaka, the Zambian capital, and says that the effects of climate change are seen in all corners of his country. Extreme heat and flooding contribute to the spread of infectious diseases, he says, including cholera and dysentery. Kondwani says that his work as a UNICEF climate ambassador includes educating Zambian youth about climate change, and getting them to take action against it.
Luyando Katenda, age 14, hails from Lusaka, Zambia (photo below). He asked fourteen year-old Bertram Moeller-Jacobsen, a student at Copenhagen’s Vesterbro school, about what Danish students are doing to combat climate change.
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