30 Jan 2019

Fiji takes climate change message to the UN

5:02 pm on 30 January 2019

Fiji has called on the United Nations to lead and support Pacific efforts to tackle growing security challenges around climate change.

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Photo: SUPPLIED

Addressing the UN Security Council in New York this week, Attorney-General Aiyaz Saiyed-Khaiyum said climate change was a threat - not only to Fiji - but the world.

He added the international community must confront the security consequences arising from climate change-induced natural disasters.

"The extreme weather catastrophies and their frequencies such as major floods, prolonged droughts, record-shattering heatwaves and super cyclones tell us that the natural world has fundamentally changed.

"The gap between extreme weather events is becoming less and less."

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