Kiribati Climate Action Network
What does it mean to be in love? Love is a four letter word that makes the world go round…makes people go crazy? I believe that love is a word that will conquer all because it breaks all barriers and does not discriminate. I love KP (the Kyoto Protocol). Why? Because KP loved me first. He is my pillar to lean on; he made me stand tall, he gave me freedom, he prepares my path to walk on. I cannot help but love KP. And I gave my all to be in this relationship with KP. I also realize that KP is not perfect like everyone else, so I accept KP the way he is and am prepared to work with KP to strengthen, empower and grow together in harmony.
I admire KP because he is faithful and the only one that gave me a legal binding agreement to live together. He is a strong advocator for a clean environment because he wanted our children to grow-up in a healthy home. He tells people to reduce and to stop pollution.
My challenge today is that I want a forever relationship with KP, but the industrialized world wanted a short life for KP. They think that he is not perfect, he should be kicked out for he is not worthy to have around. Some think that I should shorten my relationship with him (to have a second commitment). But how could I do this when KP has never failed me. He has always been there for me…he has never changed.
Today, especially this week, I stand with some of my friends and families (all NGOs and AOSIS) in support of KP. KP is on the verge of termination. His life is being weighed in a balance. I cannot save KP alone….I need help from everyone to give me a chance to love him forever. KP’s love encompasses all, not just me but all my friends and families and the whole world. I wish we could wake up and see the beauty of his love. I am prepared to tell the world that I could not stop loving KP. I am wearing my T-Shirt to show everyone that no matter what….KP is still my love and my future. And I am shouting and pleading to the world to give him a chance to live. I am hoping and praying that Durban be a home where KP finds life!