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COP 15 Copenhagen : Statement by the Prime minister of Tuvalu

Témoignages.re / 22 December 2009

Back to the highlights from COP 15 in Copenhagen. Temoignages decided to give the floor first to the most vulnerable coutries to the impacts of climate change. Today, we’re publishing the statement of the Prime minister of Tuvalu, delivered 16 December 2009, during the plenary session in Tycho Brahe Hall. Less than 3 days later, Tuvalu refused to accept the rich countries text called Copenhagen Accord. This text was provide the end of Tuvalu and many island, because the target was a temperature stabilization of 2 deg Celsius upper the pre industrial level. For Tuvalu, the rise must not exceed 1,5 deg Celsius. This is a matter of life and death.

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