On the last day of the COP 18 UN climate talks, European youth gathered in Brussels have drafted this open letter to Connie Hedegaard, the EU commissioner for climate action. Please read the letter we have sent to her, and forward it far and wide.
Dear Commissioner Hedegaard,
We, European youth and civil society, are writing to you in these critical final hours of the UN climate talks in Doha to demand that the EU acts now and changes its position at the UNFCCC.
BRUSSELS: 15:00, 6 December 2012
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I'm sure you are all aware of Shell – the global oil company who are in the race for Arctic oil/gas – and why it is such a travesty that they have been nominated for a green award. You may not be so aware of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). RBS are a huge global bank, before the credit crunch they were one of the four biggest banks in the world.
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Hold a solidarity action and send photos to email@example.com!
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