Pacific leaders speak out with ‘one voice’ on climate change

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Report by Niklas Pedersen in Suva

Seven Pacific leaders have signed a strong document on climate change in Fiji, mapping out what they want to achieve at COP 21 in Paris later this year.

Meeting for three days, the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) leaders said they were speaking with “one voice” on their demands for action.

Host Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama described the Suva Declaration as an historic document and UN Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson called it a “strong statement”.

Reporter/editor: Niklas Pedersen, AUT University and Danish School of Media and Journalism student journalist on internship with Republika magazine, Suva

Speakers:
‘Akilisi Pohiva, PM of Tonga
Abel Gutierres, Ambassador of Timor-Leste
Tony de Brum, Foreign Minister of the Marshall Islands
Manasseh Sogarave, PM of the Solomon islands
Voreqe Bainimarama, PM of Fiji
Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change

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