December 10, 2009

Kenyan Youth meet their Prime Minister on Climate Change


The Kenyan Youth today met the Kenyan Prime Minister during the Kenyan Delegation Meeting where Kenyans attending the climate talks were all gathered. We had an opportunity to pose for photographs at the end of the meeting and tell him what the youth we were doing her. He promised to support our actions and our push to have a fair and legally binding deal.

He expressed his satisfaction with what we were doing saying, "I am encouraged by what you are doing and keep on pushing for a good deal because you are the future.''

Asked how old he would be in 2050, he said he would be gone thus decisions made today should reflect the interests of the generation that will be here in 2050.


Update: We then also managed to set up a very productive meeting with Raila and African civil society. Grace made us all proud by presenting the Youth's position to a room full of Kenyan delegates, politicians, leaders and media.

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13 comments :

  1. this is awesome..we need more of these..

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  2. Kenyan youth again had another opportunity to meet with the Prime Minister in a meeting where he was to address the CSO's ,the youth and other NGO,s from all over Africa. Its here that they got their golden chance of addressing the PM and also stress the campain question of how old will you be in 2050. He acknoled therefore that the COP15 negotiations are currently influenced by the leaders but the main effects of what is decided will be felt by the youth and so he stressed the fact that leaders need to acknolegde youth in the critical issues to do with REDD, adaptation, mitigation, finance, capacity biulding and technology transfer. He promised and pledged not to sign and ratify a deal that does nt adress the critical issues.

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  3. by the way the negotiations were canceled today at !p.m because the annex1 countries demanded for an amendment of the Kyoto protocol this is both outrageous and above all illegal.

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  4. Our prime Minister had very supportive and determined to fight a fair deal...

    Today Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been very busy indeed. First he met with the Kenyans at COP 15. He then had a meeting with the youth, followed by one with the African civil society. A few minutes ago, he addressed the African official delegations. He told the African delegates that he is very pleased to note that Africa is speaking with one voice here at Copenhagen. The PM pointed out that the science is saying that climate change is here with us, and is a global phenomenon. We must all work together to reduce the impact of climate change on people's livelihoods. Later on this evening, the PM is going to be at Kenya's side event featuring agriculture. Meanwhile, the official talks here at Copenhagen are suspended and delegates are in informal talks (no observers allowed in there). Next week starting on Wednesday, the Heads of State and the Heads of Government will address the conference. This will go on for three days. Basically, if the conference does not reach a consensus by Tuesday mid-night, we can count on only a political agreement out of Copenhagen.

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  5. Well done guys... keep it up.... and keep us posted!!! :)

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  6. Yes Kenyan youth!
    That was amazing! Thats was brilliant of the young generation that are here in Copenhagen.
    To echo what our Honorable Kenyan PM said, its not a Blame Game; it is a matter of taking responsibility of our actions both from our past and our present. In these two weeks, the young people are joining the rest of the Kenyan negotiators and High Level persons to ask for a commitment to save the lives of the most vulnerable and yet the most impacted. The PM, who back in Kenya is a strong campaigner against deforestation, was requesting the African delegations to ensure that the African position on the negotiations was not lost in these two weeks. Walking out and postponing the negotiations was not the agenda of these two weeks, He again and again called for a United Africa, saying that United we Stand, Divided we fall. 'At times it looks gloomy but w have to look at things in the context of our future at stake', stressed the PM. There is a light at the end of the dark channel, and therefore Africa shall overcome!!!

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  7. Thanks 4 what u r doing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. we proud of you all keep the sprit of african youth alive and ...keep us updated

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  9. JAMBONI,you guys are leading by example.its not easy but its worth it.WE R 2DAY'S LEADERS!!!!! and this is what it takes.....kina Winnie>Sylvia>George>Meg>Njoroge>Grace>Mithika and YOUNG ATTENDEES @COP.
    guys we r behind you 4 support.Africa is nollonger black in darkness but its bri....ghtly shinning 4 change.....its young again with a bright future and we need NO BARRIERS

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  10. The eaglets met the eagle for some mentorship on level of heights

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