Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Meeting at COP22
18 November 2016 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco
Imane Boulberj and Abdelkrim Achache, Pupils at Al Hanane School
Download the statement here.
Read the school’s press release here (external link, French).
Abdelkrim Achache and Imane Boulberj at the 2016 CVF Forum. Photo credit: Al Hanane School.
Statement of Imane Boulberj
Hi, my name is Imane BOULBERJ. I came with my school Al Hanane, from Agadir city.
I’m here to talk about the WAVE Project that was organized a few months ago and involved many students all over the world. This project consists of writing cards and promises that will help to save the environment. So, we have to respect what we’ve written because it’s an engagement towards nature.
On my card, I promised to eat more organic products and less meat and animal products. Starting to consume bio products is first of all good for health because it’s chemical free. Then, these chemicals hurt seriously the environment: it has already killed many types of insects and caused lots of diseases.
Eating less animal product is a little harmful for someone who’s still growing up. But because it harms so much to see the nature dying, I’m willing to do anything to save it.
Why did I take this decision? Because animal breeding is an enormous source of greenhouse gas emission, such as Methane. So we must try hard to minimize its production.
I may be only a teenager in a big world, but I want to do something for the future generations. I want to feel that my existence has a goal that I need to achieve which is the preservation of the environment.
We have to be conscious of the way we benefit from nature, thus the necessity to give even a tiny part of us and of our time just to save our future.
Finally, I want to thank my school for allowing me to come here, it’s a great honor. I also thank M. Louis PALMER and Mrs. Silvia BRUSTCHIN who organized this huge project and made students take care of the world.
Statement of Abdelkrim Achache