The World’s Youth Gather to Solve Climate Crisis in Copenhagen
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
As the world prepares for the upcoming climate meeting in Copenhagen set to begin next week, another group of world leaders is already debating how to stop the climate crisis. Children from around the world, numbering over 160 youth from over 40 countries, are in the middle of climate negotiations in Copenhagen. UNICEF and the city of Copenhagen have brought them to Denmark to give voice to children around the world. Who better to influence environmental discussions than those who stand to inherit the world? These youth leaders– including Becca Arbacher, a Carbonfund.org neighbor and Montgomery Blair High School sophomore in Silver Spring, MD– are discussing the best ways to fight climate change. They have also paid special attention to the impact climate change has on children. As the Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 20 years old, the connection between climate change and children has never been clearer. The world’s youth stand to benefit the most from early action or suffer the most from our inaction. At the end of the conference, the Children’s Climate Forum will adopt a final resolution with recommendations for action on climate change. For the sake of the world, we hope that world leaders will pay heed to these recommendations. Here at Carbonfund.org we believe that the world needs to make a firm commitment to reign in carbon emissions. With the help of individuals, businesses, and organizations, Carbonfund.org is offsetting over 5 billion pounds of CO2. I hope you’ll join us in wishing Becca and the rest of her youth delegates good luck in their deliberations. The world depends on their work and the work of leaders of all ages around the world. You can follow the US delegation of young leaders on their blog.