Naulusala captivates world leaders
November 16, 2017 4:36 am
Twelve-year-old Timoci Naulusala captivated world leaders at the High Level Segment of the COP23 meeting in Bonn, Germany last night.
Naulusala spoke beside the COP23 President Voreqe Bainimarama, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeir and UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres.
Year 7 student, Timoci Naulusala didn’t mess around when he was given the chance to speak at the opening of the High Level Segment of the UN Climate Change Talks.
“According to the former President of the United States of America Barrack Obama and I quote climate change is no longer some far off problem, it is happening here, it is happening now unquote. Yes ladies and gentlemen, it is real, it is not a mere dream, are ready to face life without earth? Have you contemplated what if we ignore this reality, this nightmare that is the core reason of us being here."
Naulusala hails from Naivicula Village in Wainibuka, Tailevu – one of the villages devastated by TC Winston last year. He shared with the world leaders about his home and community was affected.
Wearing a costume that depicted a crying globe, the 10 year-old stood bravely on the stage and told world leaders that speeches and talks will not solve climate change and urged them to walk the talk.
The 12 year-old was the winner of the National Climate Action Week competition in Fiji a few months ago.