by Juanita Nonwo – EM TV Online
Tuvalu Prime Minister, Enele Sopoaga, conveyed a message that he wants passed on to the French Prime Minister through their ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga and Tuvalu, Michel Djokovic.
“We’re signing at this moment on the eve of the world coming to Paris to try and conclude a legally binding agreement. I would certainly ask the ambassador from France, who has just returned from Tuvalu, to pass on the message of how uniquely vulnerable Tuvalu is, to try his best, as failure is not an option for the world on climate change,” Sopoaga said.
The Tuvaluan Prime Minister said that the world will fail mankind and humanity if the COP 21 meeting is more focused on saving the world economy than saving the people who are threatened by climate change.
Sopoaga also stated that it is important for leaders who will be present at the COP 21 meeting to know the vulnerability of low-lying islands to climate change.
“Please kindly convey that to your leaders in Paris, to pass the message that the water is already lapping at the doorstep of every Tuvaluan house, and every Kiribati house and all low-lying islands,” said Sopoaga.