Thursday, 17 December 2009

Soundbites@COP 15; Youth from PNG and the Solomon Islands

by Ahimsa Kibikibi, PNG National Broadcasting Corporation, Climate Pasifika 

Copenhagen, 17 December - Papua New Guinean, Rebecca Asigau, representing youth in the Pacific region at COP 15 hopes there will be a youth climate movement or body established soon in her country to advocate on climate change issues.

Ms Asigau told Climate Pasifika she cannot really speak on behalf of all PNG youth but in attending her first COP meeting this has been a real eye opener for her, a climate change intern.  

Transcript: ' I am here to learn so that I can be a really good asset to my country, to educate and formulate measures,' she said.

Ms Asigau is with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition-Project Survival Pacific. 

Solomon Islands youth reprsentative, Christina Ora told a press conference, climate change is not a dream.

Transcript: ' I wish that climate change is just a dream, is just a bad dream and that sooner or later, we'll all wake up and laugh about it, but it is reality and it affects us all. Are we going to join our hands together, a global effort and stand up to the biggest environmental issue, facing us?  We need this deal, it is for survival. 

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