20 Sep 2017

Group calls for climate stories to tell world

11:32 am on 20 September 2017

A Pacific climate group has launched a website and declaration calling for stories and signatures to be presented at this year's global negotiations in Germany in November.

Tebikenikora, a village in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. September 5 2011

Tebikenikora, a village in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The Pacific Climate Warriors said with Fiji holding the co-presidency of COP 23 this year the group hopes governments will be ready to listen to the realities of climate change from the region.

Pacific campaigner Fenton Lutunatabua said it was time for Pacific countries to take a leadership role in addressing climate change.

"Pacific Climate Warriors work across the Pacific region representing various grassroots, frontline and indigenous communities and they really feel that with support from around the world it can get world leaders to commit to building a better, more just world, not only for ourselves right now, but for generations to come."

Mr Lutunatabua said the group was calling for a change from fossil fuels to renewable energy, a boost to finance for climate damage and a commitment to limit global warming to the 1.5 degree target.

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