9 Dec 2013

Micronesia leaders decry climate change impact

2:42 pm on 9 December 2013

Micronesian leaders say their islands bear the brunt of climate change impact yet they are the least contributor, if at all, to carbon emissions.

Ths position was expressed at the end of the 19th Micronesian Chief Executives Summit, which was held in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas.

They say climate change has contributed to rising seas, disappearing coastlines, dying crops and the displacement of people.

The CNMI Governor, Eloy Inos, says Micronesian nations must continue their partnership with each other to demand action against large carbon emission-producing nations.

The governor of Yap, in the Federated States of Micronesia, Sebastian Anefal says the developed nations that are the main carbon emitters should help fund Micronesian islands as they cope with climate change.