Tag: United Nations
"While the vote does not represent a formal withdrawal from the Compact, it does send a signal that the wealthiest country the world intends to abdicate global leadership in working towards the Compact's objectives."
"We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people. Thank you."
"It frustrates me to see those countries historically responsible for climate change causing – refusing to operationalize their legal obligations to assist developing countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable development and adapt to climate change."
Wells Griffith refused to answer questions and ran from our camera team for about a quarter-mile, retreating to the U.S. delegation office.
"The people will rise to the challenge. And since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.”
You can participate, too. Climate change is not some far-away phenomenon, it is here now and impacts people around the globe everyday.
The two nations to vote against it were the U.S. and its ally, Israel, while Ukraine and Moldova simply did not vote.
"We must right this wrong."