Tuesday, 23 September 2014

After the ill-fated summit hosted in Copenhagen five years ago, more action has been called for to tackle Climate Change. After protests happening all over the world this month, world leaders finally felt the urge to discuss plans for change. 
On Monday, around 120 leaders from all over the world came together for a Climate Change summit called by UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon. After personally attending the protest in Chicago, which saw over 300,000 people take to the streets earlier in the week, Ban stated “this is the planet where our subsequent generations will live. There is no plan B because we do not have planet B”. 
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio also attended the summit as UN Climate Change Representative, stating “as an actor I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe humankind has looked at climate change in that same way: as if it were a fiction, happening to someone else’s planet, as if pretending that climate change wasn’t real would somehow make it go away.” 
 For more information and updates on the Climate Change Summit, check out this website and also be sure to watch this space!


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