WAGGGS at COP 15
Twenty-three people from seven developing countries and six developed countries attended the United Nations climate change conference (COP15) as part of the WAGGGS delegation.
Government representatives of most countries worldwide gathered in Copenhaguen, Denmark, from 7 to 18 December to negotiate and agree upon a way forward on how to tackle climate change. A total of 193 countries were represented at this conference. The meeting will influence our future and the future of those who are yet to come.
WAGGGS key messages include:
- Climate change disproportionately affects girls and women
- Youth and civil society need to be part of the solution for climate change
- Governments must strengthen their climate change commitments
WAGGGS knows that Climate Change is real and that now is the time to act. The WAGGGS delegation ensured that the youth voice was heard in the Conference and decision-makers were aware that it is today’s youth who will face the consequences of their decisions.
For further information
- Visit the official website: www.cop15.org
- For more pictures, visit WAGGGS at COP15 on Flickr
- You can watch the interviews to WAGGGS delegates Sarah Kelty, Miriam Otieno and Linden Edgell on Climate Change TV
- OneClimate talked to Linden Edgell, Deputy Chair of the World Board. Watch the interview
- Watch Aby, a Girl Guide from Australia and part of the Australia Koala Fundation, being interviewed about protecting the koala forests of Australia