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15-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) pact wins U.S. support to aggressively combat climate change

A new Pacific regional pact calling for aggressive action to combat climate change has achieved a “major accomplishment” by gaining US support, officials said Sunday. The Majuro Declaration, endorsed by the 15-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) at their summit last week, contains specific pledges on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The…

Marshall Islands sounds warning on climate change

The Marshall Islands has warned that the clock is ticking on climate change and the world needs to act urgently to stop low-lying Pacific nations disappearing beneath the waves. Marshalls Foreign Minister Phillip H. Muller issued a plea for action as he prepares for next week’s Pacific Islands Forum (PIF),…

UN chief vows ‘real results’ on climate change

TARAWA, Kiribati — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday vowed to the leader of Kiribati, a low-lying Pacific nation threatened by rising seas, to keep pressing for “real results” against climate change. Ban described the small Pacific nation, where some villagers have already had to relocate to escape rising sea…

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