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EU Reaffirms Its Climate Support

EU Reaffirms Its Climate Support
July 05
11:25 2017

Corrado Pampaloni was impressed with the high-level and broad participation by Pacific partner countries during the Climate Action Pacific Partnership Event at the Grand Pacific Hotel.

The European Union Pacific Deputy Head of Delegation said the EU and the Pacific shared the same vision for a low-carbon climate-resilient future.

He said the meeting has allowed for a very fruitful exchange on possibilities, and challenges facing the Pacific Region as well as shared success stories.

“We commend the strong commitment by all Pacific Islands to lead a global climate discussion.

“Helping the Pacific Island countries and territories to cope with the adverse impacts of climate change is a priority for the EU,” Mr Pampaloni said.

Mr Pampaloni was speaking at the press conference during the closing yesterday.

He said the EU and its member states were firmly committed to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and were committed to holding the global temperature rise to well below two degrees and to pursue efforts to limit this increase to 1.5 degree Celsius.

“To achieve this, strong global alliances will continue to be required,” he said.

“Europe stands by the landmark Paris Agreement and leads the way on its implementation through effective climate policies and strengthened cooperation to build strong partnerships with all stakeholders.”

The EU is supporting an ambitious outcome at COP23 and considers a clear proposal on the preparation for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue as a key deliverable.

Climate Champion and Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu, says the EU has been a strong partner, and appreciates their focus on building resilience in the Pacific Island Countries.

He added saying “Of course we look forward, excellency, to working together with the EU as we embark on this climate action programme in the Pacific.”

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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