Friday, December 5, 2008

Open Meeting Request from the US Youth Delegation! Meetings already scheduled!

So we've already received some interest from some countries' delegations including:

get this...

Cuba
Iran
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Australia
Nigeria
Madagascar
Qatar
Iraq

Here's the letter:

A MEETING REQUEST FROM US YOUTH TO DELEGATES

Distinguished Delegates,

As young people from the United States, we are deeply disturbed by the state of the negotiations. We are ashamed and outraged by our country's disproportionate contribution to climate change, and our government's neglect in addressing it both domestically and internationally. We are writing today in efforts to begin the process of addressing that neglect.

We believe there is hope on the horizon. Americans from all walks of life are taking action on this issue to bring us towards just and equitable solutions to the global climate crisis.

We understand that this shift is long overdue and we stand in solidarity with people that have felt the brunt of our country's irresponsibility. We believe that the voices that have been marginalized in these climate negotiations are in a unique position to lead the world in solving the climate crisis in a truly just and sustainable way.

Throughout the next year and beyond, we will fight until our country takes strong action at home, and positively re-engages in the international process; in that spirit, while in Poznan, we humbly request a meeting with you to establish constructive dialogue with representatives of the U.S. that has been lacking for so long. We want to hear your stories and thoughts how the U.S. should re-engage in the process.

If you are interested in arranging such a meeting, please send a suggested time and date to USYouthInPoznan@gmail.com.

We look forward to meeting with you.

Sincerely,
Ambassadors of change
The US youth delegation

2 comments:

Danny said...

That's really wild man. I was just reading the other day about these Pakistani students chanting anti-US slogan because it's hitting the fan between them and India. Is there anyone there from the region you can talk to?

ewpollard said...

We have been contacted by the Pakistani delegation but I'm not sure when its going down

Iran too...