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PIDF leaders discuss final stand on climate change

September 4, 2015 1:12 am

The Suva Declaration on Climate Change and a legally binding agreement for COP 21 in Paris in November are topping discussions at the Pacific Islands Development Forum currently underway in Suva.

Maggie Boyle reports.

It’s the final day here at the PIDF and a number of issues are being addressed one of which that we’ve been here to witness is the Suva Declaration on Climate Change.

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Now, they’ve gone through the draft statement which they’ve discussed in the last three says here in Suva at the Grand Pacific Hotel

We’ve had a number of participants – up to 300 delegates here.

There are two issues I’d like to talk about that they are highlighting and there are first the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement to be legally binding.

Now, this is of course in reference to the COP 21 Conference of Parties which is meeting in November.

The other issue is of course the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement to limit global average temperature increase to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Participants here – Minister and Leaders of the Pacific are calling for a quota on carbon emissions particularly from developing countries.

So, this is the message they have put together in taking this platform forward from here.

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