28 Mar 2018

Vanuatu PM decries global warming impact

7:21 am on 28 March 2018

Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai says his country is an innocent victim of climate change which he will always remind the perpetrators of global warming.

Mr Salwai made the comment as he thanked the European Union's Ambassador to Vanuatu for funding the country's biggest solar power farm that has over 2000 solar panels.

Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai

Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai Photo: Supplied

Without naming any particular country, the prime minister said it was those superpowers who refused to endorse the Paris climate agreement.

He said he had reminded the United Nations three times of the urgent need for Pacific Islands to be compensated for their land loss due to sea level rise.

Mr Salwai said Vanuatu's first enemy was climate change and it was not going to sit by and watch its shores slip under the sea.