UN to help amplify words on climate change: Samarasinha
September 11, 2019 4:25 pm
The United Nation’s resident today highlighted that they hope to help Pacific Island countries further amplify words on climate change.
Resident Coordinator Sanaka Samarasinha says climate change affects people in many ways and is the single greatest threat to humanity.
Samarasinha says the summit this month is an opportunity for people from developing countries to hold leaders from developed countries accountable for their actions.
“The Pacific Island states contribute very little to the global climate emergency and yet they are the ones being most affected. Unabated climate change can make some of the lowest-lying atoll countries uninhabitable. The risks are all too real. We see entire villages being relocated, livelihoods are being destroyed, human security risk are increasing and physical security risk are not far behind.”
Meanwhile, two young Fijians will be joining three others from the Pacific regions to be part of the UN Climate Summit that will be held in New York this year.