26 Aug 2008

Forum statement endorses Niue Declaration on Climate Change

3:17 pm on 26 August 2008

The Pacific Islands Forum secretariat says the leaders have endorsed the so-called Niue Declaration on Climate Change.

The document calls on the Forum's international partners to take measures to reduce emissions, use cleaner fuels and renewable energy sources.

The Forum leaders call for the strengthening of meteorological services as well as the distribution of climate change information.

The statement says the Pacific Islands region is one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.