A number of protests were held outside the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, to protest the failure of world leaders to agree to immediately agree to a deal of binding emissions cuts.
Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, addressed the conference on behalf of youth delegates on December 9, 2011. “It always seems impossible until it’s done,” Appadurai said. “So, distinguished delegates and governments around the world, governments of the developed world: Deep [emissions] cuts now. Get it done.”
Watch this young woman’s speech at the U.N. Climate Change Conference following Democracy Now!’s introduction.