Talks to phase out use of fossil fuels underway in Vanuatu

March 15, 2023 12:20 pm

Ministers from Pacific Island Nations have gathered in Vanuatu’s capital today, two days after two cyclones made landfall on the island nation.

The meeting in Port Villa was co-hosted by the governments of Vanuatu and Tuvalu, and the aim was to find ways of phasing out fossil fuels in the Pacific while maintaining sustainable development.

Vanuatu, with a population of 300,000, has hit out at the effects of climate change, which make most of the Pacific Island nations vulnerable to escalating climate risks.

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Decreasing Global warming will require closing down nearly half of existing fossil fuel production sites, which still hangs in the balance.