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Tokelau, 1st country with 100 per cent renewable energy, leads call for climate action

The tiny territory of Tokelau is today leading a call by 14 Pacific island nations for the world to take action to stop climate change.

“We are not drowning, we are fighting,” said Mikaele Maiava, a spokesperson for 350 Pacific, a youth-led climate change action network.

The campaign kicked off with the Warrior Day of Action featuring demonstrations and protests that invoked traditional war songs and dances. Activists in Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Nauru, Tuvalu and Kiribati participated in events, according to 350 Pacific.

The campaign specifically targets fossil fuel use, which is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change.

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