- Title: Young climate activists close Lausanne summit
- Date: 9th August 2019
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) CLIMATOLOGIST AND FORMER IPCC VICE-CHAIR, JEAN-PASCAL VAN YPERSELE, SAYING: "An IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report, it is easy to put in the drawer, you know, after you've said 'thank you very much' to the scientists, and you can hide it in a drawer, then forget about it. A young person, looking into the eyes of policy makers, and decision makers, that is much more difficult to put in a drawer, especially if they are with a few thousands of their friends in the streets." VARIOUS OF THUNBERG TALKING WITH OTHER CLIMATE ACTIVISTS AT THE END OF PLENARY BOARD WITH PROPOSALS OF CITIES TO HOST THE NEXT FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE SUMMIT NEXT TO SIGN OF SUMMIT EXTERIOR OF UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE BUILDING WHERE THE SUMMIT WAS HELD
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2019 11:57
- Keywords: climate change global warming Lausanne youth summit SMILE for future Greta Thunberg environment IPCC report Fridays for Future
- Location: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
- City: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA003ARHYKAV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Young activists closed the Lausanne youth climate summit on Friday (August 9) after five days of working groups, brainstorming and speeches on how to further their movement and take action on climate change, saying they could no longer wait for politicians to make decisions.
Activists reached three points of consensus to present to European governments: to ensure climate justice and equity, to limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius and to listen to the best available science.
The summit, which was attended by 450 participants from 38 European countries, came to a close a day after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report on land and climate change.
The special report said climate change is damaging the world's land, causing crop losses and forest fires in some areas, while human activities are putting pressure on natural ecosystems and fuelling global warming.
IPCC representatives said the young activists had their full support.
The youth climate summit will end with a Fridays for Future demonstration in Lausanne, the school strike movement launched by campaigner Greta Thunberg and which has since spread to more than 100 countries.
(Production: Marina Depetris and Pascale Antonie)
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