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Asia Pacific Climate change report launched

17:08 Tue Jun 12, 2012


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Report by: Maca Lutunauga

The United Nations Development Fund today launched the “One planet to share” a climate change report for developing countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The report was launched by Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele in Apia and it was televised all through the Pacific.

Sailele says Pacific Islanders are required to do what has never been done before and that is to sustain growth that includes getting people out of poverty in a time of profound climate change.

“We are required to do what has not been done before, sustain growth that is inclusive and lift people out of poverty at a time of profound climate change. It is in the regions own interest to address climate change and do development differently. Action to address climate change also means better health cleaner air, less pollution, a healthier natural environment, more pleasant surroundings which improve quality of life and costs.”

UNDP launch is a week before the leaders meet in Rio to review the development progress in Climate change.



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