Messages to the world leaders at COP 15 from people we met along the symbolic Kyoto to Copenhagen journey.
Along our way from Kyoto to Copenhagen we collected messages from people we met to pass on to the decision makers at COP 15 in Copenhagen. We did this by speaking with people, filming street interviews and taking signatures on a UNEP petition.
You can watch some of the messages yourself in the video clips on this website.
This is a selection from some of the messages we gathered while travelling from Kyoto, Japan to Copenhagen.
“To pile up many small things, to accumulate little efforts together, makes a big difference. We have to continue doing this for the next generation, and the generations to come!
“We have to be aware that there is only one earth – and this earth is for everybody!”
“Support the Kyoto mechanism and initiatives for forest protection. Copenhagen should develop new and transparent mechanisms for forest protection. These mechanisms should show the local and national governments that there are economic incentives provided for forest protection – the economic benefits of forest protection can provide for local communities.”
“When you stand at the coast, looking out at the sea, you realise that you are so small on this earth and that it is really important that we take care of our earth – for us and for the generations after us!”
“We have to acknowledge that we have an ecological problem and increase the awareness about it!”
“Be aware of what happens if we do nothing! We have to do all that is necessary to reduce climate change!”
“I probably won’t live long enough to see the consequences of climate change, but I have two sons and they will. That’s why I want to see something done now.”