Day six: Dear prime minister ...
Posted on 16 June 2008
Dutch Ambassadors Evanne and Michiel say that the Voyage for the Future group are so determined to meet the Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, they even made this YouTube video to invite him to a meeting.These days are we learning a lot. Not only concerning technical stuff about climate change, but also how to communicate this with people who can really make a big difference.
We learned about how to ask and to get the sun, the moon and the stars. And now, we’re taking it into practice!
We would like to meet the prime minister of Norway, to talk about his role on the international decision making on climate change. Unfortunately he said to have a very busy time schedule ...
But of course we’re not scared off easily!
Therefore we made a video with our very serious, concerned faces... now he hás to change his timeschudule, hasn’t he?
Check the YouTube video by clicking here!
And this is THE letter:
Dear Jens Stoltenberg,
We are the students of WWF’s Voyage for the Future, a 10-day boat voyage in Svalbard, Norway. We represent nine countries with vested interests in the Arctic. We have come together because we are concerned about the many issues regarding the Arctic region, including climate change. On our trip, we have come face to face with these problems and discussed many potential solutions that we would like to share with you.
You take a break for summer. Climate change does not. This summer, Arctic sea ice levels are predicted to be the lowest in history by far. Youth in every corner of the world consider climate change to be the defining issue of our time. Thank you so much for your help so far in tackling the climate crisis, particularly your pledge of 15 billion NOK to end deforestation. We propose a meeting with you to discuss your continued role in a sustainable future on Friday, June 20th, before we return home to our respective countries. Would you prefer a meeting for breakfast or lunch? Thank you for your time.
The WWF Voyage for the Future