NEW YORK, 18 OCTOBER 2017 (RNZI) --- New Zealand's Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett said the focus of the Pre-cop Nadi talks is on how to implement the Paris Agreement.

Island states want to extend some of the commitments reached at the Paris meeting two years ago.

They also want to establish a form of insurance for the victims of climate change.

But Paula Bennett said the critical thing was to decide how to implement the commitments countries made in Paris.

“And everyone has made significant promises and targets, New Zealand included,” she said.

“It is the rules of how we achieve that post 2020 after Kyoto, that makes the biggest difference.”

Bennett says New Zealand could support limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times.....PACNEWS


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