Cooks call for eas­ier cli­mate fi­nance ac­cess at COP24

Fiji Sun - - Pacific News - Ka­tow­ice: RNZI

The head of the Cook Is­lands cli­mate change of­fice says Pa­cific coun­tries need bet­ter ac­cess to adap­ta­tion fund­ing. Wayne King is in Ka­tow­ice, Poland ,for the UN cli­mate sum­mit COP24.

He is part of a Pa­cific con­tin­gent push­ing for po­lit­i­cal con­sen­sus on a cli­mate rule book to agree ways of saving the planet from the worst ef­fects of global warm­ing.

Mr King said they are also push­ing for bet­ter ac­cess to fi­nance for adap­ta­tion to ris­ing tem­per­a­tures and ris­ing tides.

He said the peo­ple of the Cooks’ out­ly­ing is­lands are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing crop fail­ures as salt wa­ter in­trudes.

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