10 Sep 2015

Pacific Islands Forum fails to find agreement

From News Extras

The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Papua New Guinea has been unable to come up with a united climate change stance to take to major United Nations talks in Paris in December. Small island nations facing rising sea levels argued desperately at today's leaders' retreat that the world should limit warming to 1.5 degrees celcius or risk their survival. However New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott favoured a two degree warming limit. Koro Vaka'utu spoke to Bryan Crump from Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.