Small Is­land States Pa­cific Com­mu­nique

Fiji Sun - - 50th Pacific Islands Forum - Funafuti: Ilaijia Ravuwai

Some of the res­o­lu­tions noted in the Pa­cific Com­mu­nique of the Small Is­land States:

■ We en­cour­age all coun­tries to re­vise their na­tion­ally de­ter­mined con­tri­bu­tions so as to rapidly re­duce green­house gas emis­sions and to de­velop long-term low emis­sion strate­gies for our own eco­nomic ben­e­fits;

■ We call upon the green cli­mate fund to sim­plify its pro­ce­dures to fa­cil­i­tate eas­ier access and dis­burse­ment for Pa­cific Small Is­land De­vel­op­ing States;

■ We ac­knowl­edge that peo­ple dis­placed by the im­pacts of cli­mate change sig­nif­i­cantlly height­ens the level of ten­sion within coun­tries and the re­gion;

■ We reaf­firm our call for the ap­point­ment of a spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the United Na­tions Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral on cli­mate change and se­cu­rity in recog­ni­tion of the fact that cli­mate change rep­re­sents the sin­gle great­est threat to Pa­cific Small Is­land De­vel­op­ing States and is a grow­ing global se­cu­rity threat; and

■ We call on the next Con­fer­ence of Par­ties for the United Na­tions Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change in Chile (COP25) to es­tab­lish a work pro­gramme on the oceans.

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