We Stand With the Philippines: Action Recaps

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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:

IMG_0875Members of the Philippines Delegation held a meeting and dialogue with civil society to discuss building a stronger voice to push for better outcomes.

IMG_0876Our action coordinator, Karen Rooney discusses the solidarity action with delegates.

IMG_0894We stand strong with the Philippines and other nations most vulnerable to climate change.

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Minister of the Philippines raises her concerns for COP 18 and speaks about the need for a stronger civil society, standing together.

IMG_0950Youth from around the world participate in the solidarity action.

IMG_0954We reinforced our message through song. We ain’t going to let nobody turn us around. Our singing voices echoed through the halls. 

IMG_0946Dear Delegation of the Philippines, we stand with you.

IMG_0959Neelam Khare getting the urgent message across in an interview with a reporter.

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Nadia Kanji captures the voice of Vice-Minister of the Philippines, Naderev Sano.

IMG_0962Kira Lamont emphasizes on the necessity of showing solidarity in an interview.

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  1. […] Cross-posted with the Canadian Youth Delegation’s blog here.  […]



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