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.