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devex, 3rd October 2018

CANBERRA — The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting, held in Nauru Sept. 3-6, was meant to produce concrete plans for supporting Pacific Island nations in their battle against climate change. Instead, reports suggest it was a stalemate for climate action. The Australian government in particular was said to be responsible for preventing a statement outlining a strong position and action on climate change.

“The Australian government is falling far short of its responsibility to meet global targets to reduce carbon emissions, and to provide a fair share of climate finance to ensure that low-income countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change have the resources to adapt and build resilience,” Executive Director for ActionAid Australia Michelle Higelin told Devex.

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