10 Jul 2019

World Bank to prioritise climate change resilience in Pacific

From , 3:03 pm on 10 July 2019

The World Bank will prioritise climate change resilience when working with Australia and New Zealand on their greater engagement in the Pacific.

Its vice president for East Asia and the Pacific, Victoria Kwakwa, was in Tonga last week for talks.

She says after meetings with private sector representatives, the World Bank will also look at safeguarding businesses from climate disasters.

Speaking from Tonga Ms Kwakwa told Mackenzie Smith how the bank will work within Australia's 'Step Up' and New Zealand's 'Pacific Reset'.

Victoria Kwakwa and 'Akilisi Pohiva

Victoria Kwakwa and 'Akilisi Pohiva Photo: Victoria Kwakwa