ARAB Youth Climate Movement (AYCM) regional co-ordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Reem al-Maella, 24, first heard about climate change when she was 19, she told journalists at the United Nations climate change talks in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday morning.Qatar is the first Middle Eastern country to host the climate change talks, and saw one of its first protests over climate change at about 1pm on Thursday, when AYCM members staged a mock soccer match in which Qatar scored a goal by making an emissions reduction pledge.The AYCM is new. "We were established in September ... we have had this flood (of members) come in from Mauritania, Lebanon, even Saudi Arabia," Ms al-Maella said. Membership has rocketed from 20 to 1,000 in nine weeks.Activists from IndyACT, a league of independent environmental, social and cultural activists, joined the AYCM’s short, orderly and almost silent protest at the talks venue, the Qatar National Convention Centre, to ask Arab countries, and Qatar...

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