Guterres told Pacific running out of time for climate action
Quoting Radio New Zealand – 16 May 2019
“Pacific Island leaders have asked the UN Secretary General to tell the world their region is running out of time.
“At a meeting with António Guterres in Fiji on Wednesday, leaders from countries in the Pacific Islands Forum said climate change was the single greatest threat to their region.
“In a statement, the leaders welcomed Mr Guterres to witness the everyday reality of climate change and to drive momentum in the lead up to his Climate Action Summit in September.
"Let us together seize the opportunity of the UNSG's Climate Action Summit to make the changes we need to reverse climate change."
“They said all countries attending the summit must agree to reduce global emissions, and to mitigation and adaption support for countries that need it.
“Without agreement, the leaders said people of the Pacific will continue to lose their homes, their ways of life and their livelihoods.
"To the major polluters - our today in the Pacific is undoubtedly your tomorrow.
"The Pacific has a unique moral authority to speak out. It is time for the world to listen," António Guterres said.”
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