Call for joint effort

THE leaders of the Polynesian countries have adopted a declaration calling for international recognition of their countries’ vulnerability to climate change.

The Polynesia Against Climate Threats declaration calls for a joint effort to protect the ocean and the environment, and will be taken to world leaders at a major climate change conference in December.

The declaration was signed by the leaders in French Polynesia last Friday, and highlights the region’s vulnerability to extreme weather events, loss of territorial integrity, and the displacement of populations as a result of climate change.

The leaders say they want the international community to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees celsius by 2100.

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