I can’t believe it’s all over – and that global leaders are going to leave Copenhagen without agreeing a meaningful deal. They have let themselves and the world down.
Families like Hasina and Mizan’s deserve better. They deserve the right to live in dignity.
Some 160 million children are already seriously affected by climate change and up to 250,000 could die before the next major climate change meeting in Mexico at the end of next year.
Children – especially those from poor communities – are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and yet they are the least responsible for causing them. Their survival should have been the first priority for world leaders at Copenhagen.
Earlier on in the week, one Mexican delegate who was forced to wait in the cold for hours just to get into the conference said exasperatedly: “It won’t be like this in Mexico.” I just hope he was referring to more than the queues.