• Pacific summit to issue climate message to world

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    PORT MORESBY: Vulnerable Pacific island nations will this week send the world an urgent plea for action on climate change at crunch talks in Paris later this year. Some Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) countries lie barely a meter above sea level and fear they will disappear beneath the waves without drastic intervention from major polluters. The 15-nation regional grouping, meeting in Port Moresby from Monday, has long complained of bearing the brunt of climate change, even though its members make a miniscule contribution to global carbon emissions. The so-called COP21 talks in Paris will seek a binding deal to take effect in 2020 that will commit all nations to emissions cuts.

    AFP

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