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2 December 2008

if you can get here….. We have all looked forward to this year’s UNFCCC event and hopeful of productive outcomes especially our friends and colleagues from developing countries. Having the voices of those representing the Least Developed Countries – who are most affected by the impacts of climate change, is hard enough within these frameworks. This year it has been compounded by the sheer effort in just getting them to the event in Poland. No embassies in most African countries has meant that many have had to travel hundreds or even thousands of miles to other countries to obtain schengen visas from alternative European states. For others, it came at local border control.  And some have simply not be able to oversome the obstacles. No wonder that the Climate Action Network’s (CAN) first Fossil award of the conference went to the Polish Government.

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