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Copenhagen Climate Change Conference Statement

Save the Children Copenhagen Climate Change Conference Statement

George Graham, Save the Children’s Humanitarian Policy Adviser in Copenhagen, said:

"It is a shocking oversight that children are almost entirely absent from the draft climate change text and it must be urgently rectified.

"Children - especially those from poor communities - are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and yet are the least responsible for causing them. Climate change is a real and immediate health threat to children and hundreds of thousands of children could die next year because of it.

"These discussions about the future of our planet will be a failure if children are not fully included. The lives of the next generation depend on Copenhagen."

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