by Juanita Nonwo – EM TV Online
The Tuvaluan Prime Minister, Enele Sopoaga, had hoped for a better deal for Pacific islands on climate change during the recent Pacific Islands Forum held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Sopoaga had hoped for a stronger action; but the failure to do so will not stop him from carrying on with his agenda.
The next climate change summit will be in Paris, France, where the future of tiny Pacific islands and atolls will depend on the policies and decisions that will be made during the meet.
Sopoaga said he will make use of the time he has now until the UN Climate Change Conference in December to make known the issues Pacific islands are dealing with as a result of climate change; and he also hopes other island countries would reassess their approach.
The Tuvaluan PM stated that he will be attending the UN Sustainable Development meeting in New York at the end of the month to put forward the plight of the Pacific island nations.
“We will be launching that side event in New York to underscore further the threat and the suffering that the people are already being inflicted upon by the cyclones, issues of water, food security on atoll islands. I think that other atoll nations like Kiribati and Marshall Islands would also want to take advantage of that,” said Sopoaga.