Fight For Statehood In Climate Crisis

“Sea level rise affects us in many ways, but this conference is looking at the legal implications of sea level rise,” Mr Kofe said.
28 Mar 2023 12:22
Fight For Statehood In Climate Crisis
Pacific delegates during the regional conference at the Hilton Fiji beach Resort on Denarau.

A legal framework needs to be put in place to accommodate special circumstances for countries in low lying Islands in the Pacific whose statehood is affected by rising sea level and climate change.

Minister for Justice, Communication and Foreign Affairs of Tuvalu, Simon Kofe made the comments in Nadi yesterday.

He spoke during the regional conference on preserving statehood and protecting persons: legal options and institutional responses to the impacts of sea-level rise, in the context of international law at the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort on Denarau Island.

He said such conference aimed to bring some of the best and leading legal minds on the issues to help discuss and map a way forward.


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