Humans of COP21

Humans of COP21


"I think that what the global leaders are doing at COP here is a big fraud. It's not going to solve the problem at all. Emissions are not going to decrease, mark my word. Because China's economy is not booming at the moment, it might be that with one year we get a small decrease. But that's happened many times with global recessions we get slight dips. But there's no action that has been taken here that are gonna cause things to go down this path that they have to until you get an across the board carbon fee, people are keep burning...you are burning dirt. You dig coal out of the ground for almost nothing. We gotta put a price on carbon. And leaders have not stepped up to that." Dr James Hansen

“I think that what the global leaders are doing at COP here is a big fraud. It’s not going to solve the problem at all. Emissions are not going to decrease, mark my word. Because China’s economy is not booming at the moment, it might be that with one year we get a small decrease. But that’s happened many times with global recessions, we get slight dips. But there’s no action that has been taken here that [is] going to cause things to go down the path that they have to, until you get an across-the-board carbon fee… You dig coal out of the ground for almost nothing. We’ve got to put a price on carbon. And leaders have not stepped up to that.”
“I’m here at COP21 to track the language used around mitigation and agriculture and food security in hopes of exposing mostly developed countries… to the youth back home and to show them what’s really happening… so it’s more accessible to youth back home.
“How can we accept that the poorest countries, those who produce the lowest levels of greenhouse gases, are the most vulnerable? In the name of justice, we must take action. We must wake up to the seriousness of the threat. Global warming is an omen as certain as a thundercloud. We must be able to support countries’ efforts.” –President François Hollande during his Opening Speech
"I'm coming from Germany and we have done lots to produce this climate change so we would like to change it" -Kathyrn from German Catholic Development Organization
“I’m coming from Germany, and we have done lots to produce this climate change, so we would like to change it.”

"We're here supporting the Climate Vulnerable Forum's declaration for full decarbonizationa dn 100% renewable energy by 2050 as the long term goal in the Paris agreement and also recognizing historical responsibility of developing countries to contribute financially and with technology to developing countries... The eye represents our desire and demand for 0 carbon emissions by 2050." -Arielle Clynes

“We’re here supporting the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s declaration for full decarbonization and 100% renewable energy by 2050 as the long term goal in the Paris agreement and also recognizing historical responsibility of developing countries to contribute financially and with technology to developing countries… The eye represents our desire and demand for 0 carbon emissions by 2050.”
"We are here to tell COP21 assistants to listen to the young generations, that we have lots of things to say. We want to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, we want to start 100% clean energy conversation, we want to help those who are already facing the impacts of climate change." -Baulina Sanchez, President of Plant for the Planet
“We are here to tell COP21 assistants to listen to the young generations–that we have lots of things to say. We want to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, we want to start 100% clean energy conversation, we want to help those who are already facing the impacts of climate change.”