Background: UN climate talks can often seem detached from the issues they’re actually addressing. With delegates often considering strategies and carefully guarded interests, it’s hard to see the real ways that climate change is impacting countries. I took some time to ask delegates about how climate change is changing their national landscapes, and why the Paris Agreement matters.
Here’s a sample of some of the interesting faces involved in the negotiations here in Bangkok.
Moving into the future, we’re slowly trying to gather ourselves, and prepare ourselves for the worst case scenario. But in light of that, we’re still fighting. There’s still hope in our country, there’s a government, there’s people. We’re going to try build resilience.”
Choi Being Yeeting – Kiribati