Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, is looking to strengthen co-operation with Canada in finding global solutions to deal with climate change.
This shared commitment was expressed by the Prime Minister when he received the newly appointed non-resident Canadian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Paul Maddison, in Port Moresby today.
“I extended my appreciation to Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, for his contribution where we have worked together on climate change policy including COP-21, the G7 and APEC.
“It is only through a diverse range of countries working together that we will find real and workable solutions to slow down climate change and better protect our communities,” the PM said.
Canada has pledged US$2.6 Billion over five years to implement strategies to mitigate climate change issues in Small Island States and developing countries.
“Just like a war, climate change is starting to force people to migrate to many parts of the world and creating climate refugees.
“We need global solutions to identify risks to countries, establish early warning systems and develop workable defensive measures,” said PM O’Neill.
O’Neill further expressed Papua New Guinea’s appreciation for Canada’s support in hosting the APEC in 2018.