Cook Island News, 24th September 2018

Climate change is a major source of concern for the government and protecting key infrastructure from rising waters and weather events is on its radar.

In his speech from the throne, Queen’s Representative Tom Marsters outlined measures set to reduce the Cook Islands vulnerability to climate change, severe extreme weather events, sea surges and sea level rise.

“We cannot understate the fact that our islands and people are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and the socio-economic, infrastructure and environment pressures intensify this vulnerability,” he said. 

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