14 Feb 2016

In the Eye of the Storm

From Sunday Morning, 10:06 am on 14 February 2016
Kiribati President Anote Tong & Colin Peacock

Kiribati President Anote Tong & Colin Peacock Photo: RNZ/Shaun D Wilson

President Anote Tong of Kiribati made the world sit up and take notice with his simple plea for the survival of his people when he spoke on the opening day of the international climate change conference in Paris last November.

He thanked Fiji for offering to open up its country to the people of Kiribati and Tuvalu who may need relocation in the event that climate change makes their islands uninhabitable.

Colin Peacock catches up with Anote Tong on his visit to Wellington for the Pacific Climate Change Conference In the Eye of the Storm, hosted by Victoria University.