Climate change in the Pacific on the agenda

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern officiates in the RISE project groundbreaking ceremony at Tamavua-i-wai settlement in Suva during her visit on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Picture: ATU RASEA

NEW Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says climate change and impact that it has had on the Pacific will be on the agenda when she meets Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

She said she would continue the climate change discussions that began at the Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting held last year.

“I have never at any point ruled out a conversation that we’ve actually had before,” she said.

“Of course at PIF, it was something that we were all deeply engrossed in and discussed for many hours.

“I’ve said there will be opportunity for me to continue that conversation that we have started, particularly being that I have had a chance to catch up with leaders within the Pacific Islands and the Pacific Islands Forum.

“I can’t see why it wouldn’t be amongst the issues that we will discuss.

“We’ve had that conversation and we’ve had it many times before.”

Prime Minister Arden ended her Fiji tour yesterday.

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