From the UN General Assembly special session on climate Change 22 Sept 09

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
"Climate change is the pre-eminent geopolitical and economic issue of the 21st century. It rewrites the global equation for development, peace and security." - Ban Ki-moon
"Failure to reach broad agreement in Copenhagen would be morally inexcusable, economically short-sighted and politically unwise….The science demands it. The world economy needs it."

Chinese Prime Minister Hu Jintao
Chinese Prime Minister Hu Jintao

"Developed countries should take up their responsibility and provide new, additional, adequate and predictable financial support to developing countries."

“Ensuring financing and technology holds the key to the success of our effort."

- Hu Jintao

US President Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama

"Our generation's response to this challenge will be judged by history, for if we fail to meet it - boldly, swiftly, and together - we risk consigning future generations to an irreversible catastrophe... The time we have to reverse this tide is running out." - Barack Obama

Mohamed Nasheed, President of the small Indian Ocean country of Maldives that fears being submerged by rising sea levels:
Mohamed Nasheed, President of the small Indian Ocean country of Maldives that fears being submerged by rising sea levels:

"Once the rhetoric has settled and the delegates have drifted away, the sympathy fades, the indignation cools and the world carries on as before….A few months later, we come back and repeat the charade." - Mohamed Nasaheed

You

Your quote goes here: ___________________________ Do you believe there’s hope? And what should our leaders do?

Lea Guerrero