Climate change: For Pacific leaders it’s about survival
May 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama while speaking at the Blue Climate Event in Suva [Source: Fijian Government]
When Pacific Island leaders come together, they create one of the most powerful engines for climate action anywhere in the world.
This was highlighted by Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama while speaking at the Blue Climate Event in Suva last night.
The event was part of the third Climate Action Pacific Partnership Conference.
As Chair of the Pacific Islands Developing States, Bainimarama says Pacific leaders understand the urgency of the situation much better than any other national leaders.
He adds that climate struggle is not about balancing industrial interests against the interests of humanity-at-large.
For Pacific leaders, it’s only about survival.
Bainimarama highlights there are some developed countries that are taking the centre stage on climate action such as the British Government.
British High Commissioner, Melanie Hopkins highlighted that last week the United Kingdom enjoyed its first coal free week since 1880.