Australia recognises climate change challenge for the Pacific

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama shake hands prior to their bilateral meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister in Suva yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

AUSTRALIA has recognised that climate change is a challenge and is a main priority for the Pacific.

During his first bilateral visit to the country last week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there was a global action needed for this issue.

He said they had committed to reduce their emissions by 26 to 28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. “We have a role to play and a responsibility and we’re playing it.

“If there’s anything that Australia should be known for — and I believe are known for — is that when we make commitments, we stick with them,” Mr Morrison said.

More details on this story, read today’s (Sunday, January 20) edition of The Sunday Times.

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