To leaders at COP25, Dec 2019
A PLEA TO PARENTS AT THE CLIMATE SUMMIT
More than 200 climate parent groups from nearly 30 countries urged negotiators at the U.N climate summit (COP 25) in Madrid on December 2019 to act swiftly to curb climate change for the sake of their children. The groups came from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Americas. We drafted and coordinated this statement together with our Parents for Future Global. You can find the text below. The statement gain substantial media coverage and a parents delegation delivered this statement direct to negotiators.
“Our children are the greatest love of our lives. Despite this, they are being handed a broken world on the verge of climate chaos and ecological breakdown. As parents, seeing this is agonizing.
“Climate-related disasters are happening right now and children are losing their lives, their health and their futures because of climate chaos. From tropical cyclones in Africa and Asia and flooding and mudslides across parts of Europe and Brazil to raging fires made worse by drought in California and in Australia; families and communities in every corner of the world are being affected. The Greenland ice sheet is melting at never-before-seen rates, and a state of climate emergency is rapidly becoming the new normal.<