The 23rd Conference of Parties climate summit opened in Germany last week with a distinctly Pacific flavour.
Fiji hold the presidency in this latest round which will see the country push for agreement to limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial times.
The Paris Agreement currently allows for a 2 degree maximum but world governments have yet to formalise a plan to drastically curb global carbon emissions.
Compensation for loss and damage caused by climate change is another issue for the Pacific.
Dominic Godfrey has more.