Copenhagen, December 14– Leah Wickham is a 24 year-old woman from the Fiji Islands fighting for urgent and immediate action on climate change to prevent her small island from sinking. She says with tearful eyes that she wants to hope that 50 years from now her children will be growing up in Fiji without the fear of their island sinking. Ms. Wickham is pleading to world leaders to take action on climate change mitigation for the future generation of her islands. “To lose culture is the most degrading thing. [Climate change, causing] the slightest rise in sea level, affects tradition, culture and roles of people,” says Leah.
Read the entire press release here: GGCA COP 15 Press Release December 14, 2009