Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tuvalu official calls for international efforts to cope with climate change

Xinhua: Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Labor of Tuvalu, Enele Sopoaga, said here on Thursday the climate change has posed threats to the Pacific island people and it needs international efforts to reduce the threats and make the development in the region sustainable. Speaking at the 20th Post-forum Dialogue meeting, the special envoy of Tuvalu to the meeting said the Pacific Island countries have undertaking great efforts in reducing the emissions and tackling the climate change, but all the efforts would be in vain unless there was concerted international action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to finance the adaptation of vulnerable countries in the region.

“At the international level we need your support in negotiating a much more robust framework for action on climate change than what we currently have in place," he told the 14 partners attending the Post-Forum dialogue meeting. He also said much great investments in climate change adaptation was needed and that would require development and dissemination of technologies and information, as well as intensive capacity building program….

A beach at Funafuti atoll, Tuvalu, shot by Stefan Lins, Wikimedia Commons, under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 License

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