27 Feb 2019

New EU deal with Pacific to include climate change assistance

From , 3:03 pm on 27 February 2019

The European Union says a new development deal struck with the Pacific will see more cooperation on fighting climate change.

The EU has led discussions in Samoa this week on the Cotonou Partnership Agreement with African, Carribean and Pacific countries. 

The Post-Cotonou agreement will replace the current arrangement when it expires in 2020. 

The head of the EU's international cooperation and development unit, Domenico Rosa, says it will represent the basis for EU assistance with climate change. 

Mr Rosa told Mackenzie Smith the agreement will also prioritise ocean governance, resource management and human security. 

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