Cross-posted with the Canadian Youth Delegation’s blog here.
The outcome from Doha is not looking good; in fact, the situation looks dire. Countries are being bullied into a suicide pact, as no action will be taken until 2020. The working groups on Long-term Cooperative Action and Kyoto Protocol are closing. This inaction is unacceptable.
We, as youth, as civil society, stand in solidarity with countries most vulnerable to climate change. We support them in blocking a terrible outcome. On the 3rd of December a category 5 typhoon—Bopha—hit the Philippines. The Philippines negotiator said, “instead of going home and preparing for Christmas, we will be counting our dead.” This is one of many examples of how climate change are impacting countries at a devastating scale.
Today, youth from all over the world stood with the Delegation of the Philippines, sending them the message that we stand with them through staging an action of solidarity. Here are some recaps of the day: