An Open Letter from Youth to UNFCCC Delegates

22 May 2012

Last week, we heard what equity means to you. It seems to us that many nations are deflecting responsibility away from themselves and on to others. We want to be able to be responsible for our future – but your actions now will determine whether we are still able to stop runaway climate change.

Why are these talks not focusing more on intergenerational equity?

Intergenerational equity can help us to see beyond national interests and geographical boundaries. It can unite rich and poor countries. The essential ambition for all of us must be ensuring a clean and safe future for all generations to come.

You know that we cannot wait. You’re running out of excuses. We're running out of time.

Listen to our voice, and make intergenerational equity the catalyst for increased ambition.

Yours sincerely,


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