Action on global warming
2 August, 2014, 12:00 am
KOROR – Pacific leaders warn that entire island nations will disappear under the waves unless action is taken to address climate change.
The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) wrapped up its annual meeting in Palau with a call to action on global warming. The 15-nation regional grouping says there is no excuse not to act to curb climate change.
“We all know the causes of climate change, we know the solutions,” Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi told reporters after releasing a statement from the three-day meeting.
“All that is left is decisive action from leaders with the courage to do what needs to be done to save the world”
Mr Malielegaoi said Pacific Island nations, some of which were barely one metre above sea level, were at the forefront of the climate change issue because it was a matter of survival for them.