Kiribati president pessimistic about climate change conference
Updated at 4:35 pm on 18 December 2009
The President of Kiribati says he accepts the prospects of achieving a comprehensive climate change agreement at the United Nations conference are not looking good.
But as the Copenhagen conference draws to a close, President Anote Tong says he has no choice but to keep hoping for something that will guarantee his country's survival.
"I think the developments don't appear to give us a great deal of reason for optimism but I don't think we should give up, I think we should continue to persist and try and achieve something. We have no choice. We cannot go away without reaching an agreement."
The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong
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