21 Dec 2009

Solomon Islands not happy with Copenhagen deaL

11:18 am on 21 December 2009

The Solomon Islands Ambassador to the United Nations says the deal is frightening for small island nations.

Ambassador Collin Beck says the agreement falls short of the 1.5 degree goal being sought by small island states, and raises serious issues for their future.

"We're really talking about their demise in certain areas, food security and water security, now once we do that for some of the islands we have to look at relocation. It opens issues of that, not only of relocation, but of adaptation, new finances again."

Solomon Islands Ambassador to the UN, Collin Beck