8 December 2012

We welcome the leadership shown by the British government at this week's UN Climate Change talks in Doha, supporting those children around the world most affected by climate change. 

However, serious action must be taken at next year’s meeting, or global efforts to tackle climate change could achieve little.

David Bull, Executive Director of UNICEF UK:

"Whilst the speed of progress made at the Doha talks might not match the urgency of action needed, there have been some important steps made for the world’s children.

"The British government has taken a leading role and has reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to climate finance beyond 2012 and to contributing its fair share of the money needed to tackle climate change. This funding is vital not only to stop climate change but also to help countries adapt to its impact.

"Governments must now take the next steps to make sure emissions are reduced and new and additional funds are available to tackle climate change. For the sake of the world’s children they must not fail."

 
Young people in the Philippines are among those most affected by climate change. ©UNICEF UK/Philippines/2012/Jeoffrey Maitem
Young people in the Philippines are among those most affected by climate change.©UNICEF UK/Philippines/2012/Jeoffrey Maitem

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