Summits on the road to Glasgow

Pacific Islands students join the climate strike

By  Nic Maclellan

As countries prepare for the next round of global climate negotiations in Glasgow, major powers are organising a series of summits and initiatives to ramp up ambition towards the targets set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Pacific island leaders, however, are concerned that existing emissions reduction is nowhere near enough to stave off devastating damage to livelihoods and environment. There are also difficulties translating climate funding pledges into action on the ground, reinforcing the Forum’s decision to establish a new US$1.5 billion Pacific Resilience Fund.

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