A spokesperson from the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme says the Paris Agreement represents a great first step in the global commitment to addressing climate change.
However, SPREP's Dr Tommy Moore says there is still a lot more that needs to be done to achieve that goal.
Last year's Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation came into effect on Friday 4 November.
It aims to arrest the global economy's addiction to fossil fuels and limit a rise in average world temperatures to "well below" 2 degrees celsius above pre-industrial times.
Dr Moore spoke with Dominic Godfrey about how Pacific countries can continue to lobby for change using their united voice.