10 Nov 2016

US election result calls for Pacific focus on climate change

1:01 pm on 10 November 2016

A Pacific Community spokesperson at the UN climate change talks in Morocco says the result of the US elections points to the need for continued unity from the world's small island states.

The President-Elect Donald Trump has previously said he will cancel the US commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Photo: AFP

Sylvie Goyet, who is part of the SPC delegation at COP22, said Pacific countries need to remain positive and ambitious in their focus on climate change action.

She said the meeting in Marrakesh is about action and implementation on climate change mitigation.

Ms Goyet said she expects the COP22 groups, including the Alliance of Small Island States, to call for immediate talks with the US President-Elect.

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