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Answers on a postcard to: QUOTES GALORE
Things they utter, declare, exclaim...
For reference and amusement..

an ever-expanding collection of

lines that the illusive "they" say

"What you do is of little significance. But it is very important that you do it."

"To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest." - Ghandi

"President Bush must have his head in a bucket if he thinks this plan is going to reduce climate change. We need absolute emission reductions, not targets arbitrarily linked to the US economy."
Ute Collier, WWF

"Ministers talk a good game on renewables, but the reality is this government has been central to promoting dirty energy in the developing world. Burning fossil fuels in Africa or Asia is just as dandgerous as burning them here, so exporting dirty technology won't protect us from the consequence of climate change."
Steven Tindale, executive director of Greenpeace UK

"The Climate Change Convention is not about conservation and pollution abatement in the usual sense of those terms," said Mr. Zammit Cutajar. "It is about the transformations that will bring about greater efficiency in the use of resources and greater equity in access to them. It is not a convention on the global environment, it is a convention on the sustainable development of the global economy."
Michael Zammit Cutajar, UNFCCC executive secretary, 1995 - 2002

"It would be nave to ask governments to put their perceived economic interests aside. I hope, however, that a better appreciation of the costs of inaction and the economic benefits of innovation in technologies and lifestyles will generate a more balanced economic vision."
Michael Zammit Cutajar, UNFCCC executive secretary, 1995 - 2002

"I've just watched the delivery of our speech and I must say that I'm really proud of it and of our organisation in general. Despite all the matters that keep interrupting our way to success, we are growing and our hard work hasn't been useless or worthless......... WYOCC has been at CoP 7, at least in the thoughts in that speech."
Martin Dietrich Brauch, Brazil

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