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Climate Change would cost the Pacific nearly 72 billion US dollars if issues are not addressed appropriately, according to Papua New Guinea's Climate Change and Development Authority acting director.

Joe Pokana says PNG is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, as is most of the Pacific.

He says low-lying islands include almost 2000 coastal villages with populations totaling well over 500,000 which make them vulnerable to sea level rise and other weather-related manifestations of climate change.

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Source: Radio New Zealand International

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