Published on Dec 19, 2012 Young Arabs mobilizing for climate case
Many young people have shouted slogans before. They were active when the revolutions in the Arab world led to the leader after leader had to go.
Now they are here at the UN climate summit in Qatar. The new climate network of Arab youth have a clear message.
- Our message of Qatar is to show international leaders, and especially the Arab, the Arab youths exist. We are here to show that we care about the earth, and we work hard to bring these negotiations to be taken seriously, says Ali Fakhry from the organization IndyACT.
Friday demonstrated at the convention center where the climate negotiations taking place in Doha.
- Our message of Qatar is to show international leaders, and especially the Arab, the Arab youths exist, says Ali Fakhry from the organization IndyACT.
Activists from over 15 Arab countries like Qatar, Mauritania, Morocco, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia, The perverse Arab Emirates, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria, Sudan, Oman, Egypt and Bahrain working to get their own leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
hey want the right
Delegates from nearly 200 countries have gathered in Qatar for talks. They have come to a country that is rapidly growing, a country that has the largest CO2 emissions per capita in the world.
While Norway and Brazil have been given to missions to land a new deal, waiting impatiently young people outside the meeting room. The Arab youth network believes they must obtain a hearing by politicians.
- They'll definitely right after it happened, with the transfer of power between young people and the governments of the Arab countries. The voices heard our host, and they will be heard well into the future, says Fahkry.