Dear Christiana Figueres,
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
In less than four days before the UN Conference on Climate Change in Doha, we have received special messages on Climate Change from people living in different parts of the world. We would love to share these messages with you, being the executive secretary of the UNFCCC, on the occasion of COP18- the 2012 annual Climate Change negotiations taking place right now in Doha, Qatar.
All these messages give us a strong sense of care which people from different parts of the Planet Earth feel and at the same time demand for a strong political will which can help protect Planet Earth from climate crisis. We request and hope that the world leadership and decision makers getting together in Doha will listen to the voices of people, through these climate messages, and take bold, faster decisions to fight climate crisis and protect the only Earth.
Best wishes for successful negotiations in Doha,
Climate Project Connectors
“A voluntary climate campaign under the Al Gore’s Climate Change Leadership Programme”
As parents, we look to you, as leaders in our countries to represent us and our children. This climate legacy is in our hands now...be brave, be strong, we are all watching.
What we need right now is gratitude towards Mother Earth, respect for all life forms and peace inside our hearts - to stop climate change we have to start human change!
Gitte Günther, Germany
The climate crisis deserves strong action ~please champion the people, flora and fauna around the world and negotiate the strongest agreement possible!
Victoria Serda, Canada
Climate change has come to be one of the most defining problems of our time. Without any doubt, it is the biggest existential threat faced by human being in the 21st century. Despite this stark reality Climate change continues to be misunderstood and understated. It has still failed to register properly in the global human consciousness, let alone dominate it as it should.
Mehwish Mushtaq, Pakistan
I want world leaders to show courage and leadership in tackling climate change.
Robin Gunning, Australia
We want that people live in healthy conditions by not damaging the environment. Keep it clean and protect it will help us to live in a safe environment. Trees must be planted and protected. We must avoid burning mountains and forests, we must do what cannot increase temperature, not pollute our environment. This is the concern of each of us, youth, old, men and women, girls and boys.
Congolese Females Action for Promoting their Rights (COFAPRI), Congo
Look at the storms! We cannot postpone giving climate change our full attention!
Peggy Coyle, MI, USA
Climate Change is everyone's concern, those who know about and also those who do not know about this. Let’s not forget people when talking about climate change.
Fauzia Malik, Pakistan
Stop plans for all new pipelines, oil drilling and natural gas fracking, but replace with alternative energy like solar, wind and geothermal.
Miriam Litz USA
I hope the climate change will be special curriculum in our school, so the young generation have own spirit to learn and anticipate of climate change by caring with environment
Edrida Pulungan, Indonesia
Pakistan can't deal climate change unless making education first priority in National policy.
Listen listen listen and do the right things to keep our planet and its atmosphere fit for all the living beings that call earth home.
Susan Abbott, USA
Being citizens of the world it is our responsibility to protect it, to protect our home not just for the future generations but also for our own better lives.
Gulalai Ismail, Pakistan
Give financial support to all those organization whose are working for protecting environment.
Hena Gul, Pakistan
We must ensure that we do our best to reduce those activities which contribute in climate change.
This is the time the climate change sits together with disaster risk reduction to build people's resilience.
Jenik D.S. Andreas, Indonesia
Climate crisis is a matter of survival for many communities who do not have the knowledge, capacity and resources for adaptation and resilience. Would we allow them to die just because we do not have the will to make the change?
Shiela R Castillo, Philippines
Be the changes humanity wants to live in the climate.
Walk or use bike, bicycle instead of driving a car, or governments should introduce good transport service so that everyone start using it. Single person using a car formula should be stopped. Cars run on fossil fuels, which release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In the United States, automobiles produce over 20 percent of total carbon emissions. Walk or bike and you'll save one pound of carbon for every mile you travel.
Ishraq Faisal, United Arab Emirates
It's now or never.
Kamran Kiyani, Pakistan
Every individual has to have self discipline, cooperativeness and consciousness in every programs of the government regarding a safer environment and taking care of our planet earth.
RUTH FAMILLARAN VILLANUEVA, PHILIPPINES
The Planet needs to collectively adopt and embrace a "CABON FEE AND DIVIDEND" as the means to target and achieve 350ppm of carbon.
Joe Lanteigne, Canada
I live in Pakistan, my country climate is changing. We have severe energy crisis/load shedding. We then have to use generators run by petrol which create noise and pollution. So my humble request is to please overcome energy crisis/load shedding in Pakistan and decrease the causes of pollution.
Everyone wants to talk about climate change but who will pay for it.
Dr. Seeme Mallick, Pakistan
Global warming is real and the whole world needs to deal with it.
Phil Chase. USA
Our children need fresh air not millionaire, healthy playground not wealthy sound.
Evangeline Pua, Indonesia
American politicians may be in denial, but the people are not.
Sarah Griffith USA
We can solve this together!
Hamzah ramadhan, Indonesia
We call on all countries, developed or developing, to take bold steps to curtail their GHG emissions - now, starting at Doha!
By switching towards alternate energy resources and by adopting sustainable development, impacts of climate change can be reduced.
Hira Ishtiaq Pakistan
I would like oil subsidies to stop and instead, have renewable resource industries subsidized instead.
I hate you Climate Change and one day i will say there was Climate Change.
Muhammad Majid Sharif, Pakistan
We need to educate the young children, especially in developing countries about what climate change is and how to [revent it worsening, in Indonesia, where I am a teacher, the young children think the world has always been this way.
Andrew Mewburn, Indonesia.
The planet was not made for humans. Humans were made to protect the planet. It’s a dangerous crisis they r investing money against climate volunteers to deny the climate change. I wish truth will win but i don’t know when. Can anyone tell?
Climate change can increase or decrease rainfall, influence agricultural crop yields, affect human health, cause changes to forests and other ecosystems, or even impact our energy supply so, it's necessary to explore the impacts of climate change and to make adaptation efforts by region or by sector.
Asma Khalil, Pakistan
More bicycle-traffic worldwide, less automobiles will save a lot of energy and avert more climate change.
Helmut Stange, Germany
I do not want my grandchildren to grow up on a dangerously degraded planet and wonder why Grandpa didn't do anything to prevent it from happening.
Larry Powell. Canada
UNFCC should force developing countries to take strong initiatives regarding environment. As in Pakistan ministry of Environment is like a statue and does nothing. Although laws are present but there is need to regulate laws in Pakistan.
I pray that President Obama steps up and is the transformative president we need.
Mary A. Colborn, United States
Let the Climate Change mitigation go beyond the CoP tables and UNFCCC Halls. The dragon shall not wait for your meeting outcomes, before it attacks.
I believe the consequences of CLIMATE CHANGE could be more destructive than those of terrorism. We need to ACT NOW and educate the masses about their responsibilities towards securing the future of our children and generations to come.
Ali Amjad Pakistan
Balance is needed in protecting future earthlings while providing energy.
When PricewaterhouseCoopers tells us to forget 2 degrees, and prepare for 4, and possibly 6 degrees average global warming, is it not time to ACT? What are you waiting for: a war, famine, massive deaths from disease; WHAT? For the very lives of our grandchildren act on mitigation NOW.
David A Hood, Brisbane, Australia
Climate change and biological diversity is highly interlinked, US as a leading GHS contributor needs to be a signatory to the UN convention on biological diversity (CBD) which it is not at present.
Get united before it is too late.
Ask the children of the First World if they would rather have a clean green Planet and not have much money, or if they would rather have a dying Planet and have lots of money - the answer is pretty obvious and should make everyone get to work right now on converting from the carbon fuel-centered economic system to a renewable system.
Dave Finnigan, USA
It’s a beautiful world and i want to save it.
MERCEDEZ QUINLAN ONTARIO CANADA
For the sake of a safe climate please be brave and take effective action to minimise climate change.
Marguerite Marshall Australia
We are the first generation to knowingly decide the future climate of the planet, and we may be the last generation to be able to make that choice.
Katie Davis, USA
Known oil reserves, if extracted, are enough to burn up the planet 5 times over. This is madness and must stop!
Dr. Susan Diamond, Canada
Make an effort to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and also conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems should be included among the goals of UNFCCC.
Fatima Zafar, Pakistan
Leaders, your own grandkids are counting on you to face the reality of climate change and fix it; a global carbon tax would be a good start.
Carl Duivenvoorden, Canada
Before the remaining forests turn into barren lands and the atmosphere completely turns into an impermeable net of greenhouse gases, the industries, for the sake of humanity, MUST go for cleaner and environment-friendly processes and products. Until and unless, they don't realize the responsibility they are supposed to shoulder, Climate Change will keep inching closer!
Life might be different and the perceptions of people is definitively incredible important for making changes in behavior. Trees are live organisms that HELP control RAIN and the weather patterns of the atmosphere!!!!
Touqeer Taj, Pakistan
We must stop the fossil fuel companies from selling us all their reserves for we will burn them and we will see a 6 degree catastrophic rise in temperature.
Dianne Rhodes, Canada
Price Carbon emissions, end tax subsidies to Big Oil, and transition to renewable energy sources on a large scale- that's how we can save the world!
Catherine Kiewning, Canada
Our oceans and marine life that have sustained the human species since the beginning of our time on this earth must be protected from any further industrial exploitation and governments globally need to make climate change the top priority NOW, IMMEDIATELY, I am asking you to PLEASE WAKE UP before it's too late.
Mary Gorman Canada
Leaders, forget your countries: act as fathers/mothers and citizens of our one precious world.
Jonathan Doig, Earth
The ultimate decision maker is nature and if we don't respect the laws of nature, our children and grand children will pay the ultimate penalty for something we created --- so pay attention to nature's expressions that are manifesting through intense hurricanes and storm surges and ACT NOW, enough public monies have been wasted on these gatherings but we need action NOW!!!
The politicians of the world need to listen to what the majority of people in every nation are telling them: please do something to combat climate change and achieve an international agreement that will accomplish something.
Bradley J. Dibble, Canada
It's time to be completely honest to ourselves and to the rest of the world and immediately stop supporting the industry that destroys us; the economy can recover; our civilization might not.
Dr. Maiken Winter, Germany
The paradigm must shift now from unfettered economic growth to maintaining a viable and livable home planet, and it starts with renewed energy and responsible corporate citizenship.
I will do my best to support you in making tough choices that reduce the magnitude of climate change and to oppose you should you back off and put the interests of the high carbon economy ahead of the needs of the poor and our children.
Nelson Lee, Canada
Mere awareness of issues is not enough. Awareness through sensitization and through proper incentive provision must be encouraged and practiced by all organization.
Fozia Parveen, Pakistan
We need to see more ethical business practices that give priority to the environment without which the future of our planet is in grave jeopardy.
We have all the tools we need to solve the climate crisis, except for political will. My solution: Organized grassroots volunteers in political constituencies in nations all over the world, will have to push and pull for a price on carbon pollution from their elected representatives. The only organization I know that is effectively training people to do just that on a macroscale is Citizens Climate Lobby www.citizensclimatelobby.ca (Canada) and www.citizensclimatelobby.org (USA/International)
Cathy Orlando, Canada
Dear Leaders, We all know that time is ticking away and the global climate crisis is worsening. So please imagine we have reached ahead in time, look back and take decisions that will reverse this mess. And please reduce these meetings! Hope someone is calculating the Carbon and water footprint of all the UN meetings!
Mona Datta, India
Mona Datta, India
We need a safer world where we and the generations to come live with no weather extremes.Asif Iqbal, Pakistan