16 Oct 2021

Churches supporting a strong Pacific presence in Glasgow

From , 6:02 am on 16 October 2021

The general secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, James Bhagwan, says its vital Pacific voices are heard at the UN's Climate Change Conference in Glasgow which begins at the end of this month.

The conference, also known as COP26, is billed as the most important climate meeting since Paris in 2015 when countries reached the landmark agreement to try to limit the increase in global temperatures at 1.5 degrees Celsius.  

Reverend Bhagwan is in Germany enroute to Glasgow and he spoke with Moera Tuilaepa-Talor about the importance of the Pacific having a physical presence at the climate conference.

A high tide across Ejit Island in Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands on March 3, 2014, causing widespread flooding. Officials in the Marshall Islands blamed climate change for severe flooding in the Pacific nation's capital Majuro.

Flooding caused by huge spring tides which Marshall Islands officials have blamed on climate change. Photo: AFP