A Question of Survival: Pacific nations demand strong targets on climate change


Pacific Island nations meeting in Port Moresby this week hope to send a strong message to the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris later this year. While the international community is aiming to keep the temperature rise below 2°C, Pacific Island nations say a more ambitious target of 1.5°C is required. Severe weather events in the Pacific over the past six months have highlighted this need. The lack of decisive action on climate by Australia and New Zealand suggests that they are failing their Pacific neighbours.

A Question of Survival: Why Australia and New Zealand must heed the Pacific’s calls for stronger action on climate change

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