Cooks call for easier climate finance access at COP24
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.