SOLOMON ISLANDS REPRESENTATIVES URGED TO SPEAK OUT BOLDLY AT THE FORTHCOMING COP 24 CONFERENCE IN POLAND

SOLOMON ISLANDS REPRESENTATIVES URGED TO SPEAK OUT BOLDLY AT THE FORTHCOMING COP 24 CONFERENCE IN POLAND

Posted by : Posted on : 02-Dec-2018

2 December 2018

Climate Change warming ahead ahead of the upcoming COP 24 Conference.

The next climate change conference, known as COP 24 will be held in Katowice, Poland between 2 and 14 December 2018.

The conferenceaims to finalise the practical implementation of the 2015Paris Agreement, part of theUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

After the United States left the Paris Agreement China has taken a leading role by hosting many of the preparatory meetings in the weeks beforehand...

Ahead of the conference theWorld Meteorological Organizationreleased a report claiming that 2017 atmosphericcarbon dioxidelevels reached 405 parts per million (ppm), a level not seen in three to five million years.

The likely impact on the Solomon Islands of climate change is real and I would urge those representing the Solomon Islands in Poland to speak out strongly and illustrate what has already occurred in the Solomon Islands with the loss of six offshore islands, salt water intrusion, some evacuations to higher ground and loss of important food sources from traditional gardens.

Yours sincerely

Frank Short

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