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Pacific leaders to turn up heat on climate change

04 September 2017

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Climate change will dominate discussions when the leaders of vulnerable Pacific nations hold their annual meeting in the Samoan capital Apia this week, with global warming threatening their existence, officials say.

The 18-member Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) includes countries such as Kiribati and Tuvalu, which are only metres above sea level and risk being swamped by rising oceans.

Others, such as Vanuatu and Fiji, have been battered in recent years by devastating cyclones that have become more extreme as global warming affects weather patterns.

Source: AFP

Image credit: AFP - The 18-member Pacific Islands Forum includes countries such as Kiribati, which are only meters above sea level and risk being swamped by rising oceans