27 Oct 2010

15 countries accept invitation to climate change conference in Kiribati

8:18 am on 27 October 2010

So far 15 countries, including a number from the Pacific along with China, Canada and the United Kingdom have committed to attend a climate change conference in Kiribati next month.

The Tarawa Climate Change Conference aims to consolidate a common position ahead of the next UN conference on global warming in Cancun in Mexico in December.

The Kiribati President's office reports that they expect more countries to accept their invitation to Tarawa.

In a release it says the conference will give participants a chance to witness the impact of climate change in an atoll nation.