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Farhana Haque Rahman –
This year's climate conference was expected to be a Blue COP, with a focus on oceans and greater aid to nations most vulnerable to rising sea levels. But with COP25 in jeopardy after Chile's withdrawal, will the voices of Pacific Islanders be heard?
François Martel –
For Pacific islanders, who are on the frontlines of a climate crisis to which they have barely contributed, the persistently selfish and short-sighted approach of the world's major emitters has gone from disappointing to frustrating to infuriating. Betting on geoengineering would only make matters worse.
Small island states such as Fiji and Jamaica are using innovative approaches to tackle the existential threat posed by climate change. Developed countries must do more to help them and other islands—including by leading the global effort to mobilise climate finance.
As sea levels rise, small island states are pushing to re-introduce unpopular resettlement and migration policies. Is there a climate adaptation solution that will help save homes in the Pacific islands?