Dai the blue dragon has checked the weather forecast and is very excited about taking his first trip to London on Saturday 5 December. Dai is a Welsh Dragon, who has turned himself blue for the Wave and will be marching with Stop Climate Chaos Cymru at the event.
This is part of a very long and gruelling journey for Dai. Last week he met Members of the National Assembly for Wales, on the slate steps of the Senedd in Cardiff, who tied luggage labels to him, to take on his international journey of over 1000 miles to the Copenhagen Climate Change summit. Dai will take all of the labels, which ask for a 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 and will be very proud to represent the environmental aspirations of the people of Wales.
Welsh Dragons are normally very shy, and rarely emerge from their caves during the daytime, but Dai feels so strongly about climate change that he insisted on joining Coed Cadw (the Woodland Trust) and the other SCCC partners in being a part of the Wave this Saturday, and then representing them at the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen next week. Dai wants a fair, ambitious and binding deal in Copenhagen, and he’s hoping his appearance will make world leaders sit up and take notice. He wants them to deliver a fair global deal that keeps global warming under two degrees C. This means rich countries taking the lead by reducing their emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2020.