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Timoci opens COP23

LICE MOVONO in Bonn, Germany
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Update: 10:57AM TWELVE year old Tailevu student Timoci Naulusala was the toast of the COP23 in Bonn, Germany on Wednesday when his opening speech captivated world leaders at the opening of the high level segment of the annual conference.

The Naivicula native whose speech won at a nationwide competition, received standing ovation from world leaders he shared the stage with; UNFCC executive secretary Patricia Espinoza, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and United Nations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and  COP23 President, PM Voreqe Bainimarama.

Calling on the 'global village' to open their eyes to the impact of climate change, Timoci told world leaders that the blaming and waiting game was over.

"Lets not be more economic oriented, let's be more environmental oriented," he said.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, speeches and talks won't solve the problem but walk the talk is more effective."

Timoci and second place winner Shalvi Shakshi are in Bonn with their mother and father respectively, funded by UNICEF Pacific.








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