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Fijian climate campaigner takes message to Poland

In Uncategorized on December 9, 2009 at 10:28 pm
Leah Wickham, Greenpeace Volunteer

Leah Wickham, Greenpeace Volunteer

Day One of Copenhagen was punctuated by a number of passionate and emotional speeches, but the one which attracted yesterday’s headlines was by a young women from Fiji, Leah Wickham. Ms Wickham begged delegates to come to binding agreeements so that she and many young people like herself can look forward living in her island paradise.

After the first official press conference, young people from all over the world entered the auditorium holding up large scale building blocks which spelled out “10 million people expect a fair, ambitious and binding deal” to show leaders how important it is to get an effective climate deal.

Leah Wickham told Geraldine Coutts – from a train on her way to Poland and her next speech on climate change – that the attention has come as a bit of a shock.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts
Speaker: Leah Wickham, climate witness and representative of TckTckTck and Greenpeace

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