Pacific Island Leaders Fought a Good Fight


By Samantha Semoso – EMTV Online

European Union Head of Delegation to Fiji and the neighbouring Pacific Islands, Andrew Jacobs, has praised Pacific leaders for putting up a good fight and for making their voices heard by developed countries at the COP21 meeting in Paris, France that ended yesterday.

“This was the one big chance to get their voices heard and forge an agreement as well as get their messages across. It really did make a difference seeing developed countries and developing countries work alongside each other to find a solution,” he said. 

Jacobs added that now it’s time for implementation of the climate agreement deal as more work is yet to be done with a long term goal to be achieved.

Meanwhile, Jale Curuki, a PHD student at the Pacific Centre for Environmental Development told FBC news it was an overwhelming experience in Paris as he recalled all the efforts by colleagues from the Pacific to try and save our island homes.

“Despite being a small nation, we showed how powerful we could be as a group in the international arena,” he said.

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