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UNICEF UK campaigners urge action at Doha

UNICEF UK campaigners urge action at Doha

UNICEF UK

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Ed Davey has told a group of young UNICEF UK campaigners that international climate change talks next week are “crucial”.


The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change met 13 young people aged between 11 and 18 from two South London schools in Parliament yesterday.

They told Mr Davey that children are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and asked him to ensure that the UK Government commits its fair share of new money to the Green Climate Fund.

The young people also handed in petition of over 8,000 signatures and supporter messages, as a culmination of UNICEF UK’s ‘Speak up for Children campaign’.

"I also want to see progress at Doha on achieving the global deal that all countries agreed to work towards in Durban last year,” Mr Davey said.

“For the first time all countries agreed to sign up to a legally-binding deal to be adopted by 2015, and at Doha we need to agree a plan for these crucial negotiations.”

Stella Rousham, aged 12 from Chestnut Grove Academy, said: "I think that the Green Climate Fund is a really good idea and that Ed Davey should definitely support it. I was very excited when Chestnut Grove got chosen to go to parliament and was very eager to go.”

Photograph © UNICEF UK/2012/Rosie Reed Gold.

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