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december: young people from across europe meet EU ministers and demand wrap it up!

European environment ministers arriving at crucial climate negotiations in Poland in December received messages sent by over a thousand young people urging them to 'wrap up' climate change.
Young people from across Europe meet EU ministers and demand they 'wrap it up!'

Ministers from Austria, Germany, Norway, Malta, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were presented with messages from young people from over 30 countries. The messages collected by Young Friends of the Earth Europe urged politicians to take urgent and drastic action to secure the future of their generation from the worst impacts of global warming.

 

Youth climate advocates wrapped a giant globe in messages and asked governments to 'wrap up' a just global solution to climate change.

 

Bette Harms from Young Friends of the Earth Europe said: "We believe it is urgent to take serious action on climate change and want our governments not to disappoint us, but to inspire us by taking the lead in these negotiations - we as youth, contrary to many parties here, have no vested interest in these negotiations other than our future."

 

 

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