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Climate change seriously impacting on the Solomon Islands

DEAR EDITOR, in common with several of neighbouring low-lying pacific states, Solomon Islands future is being seriously threatened by the continuing impact of climate change.

Turning attention to the COP23 Meeting which the Solomon Islands will be attending with all other states determined to continue the fight to limit the rise in of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, Fiji has named the governor of California, Jerry Brown, as the COP23 special envoy for states and regions in a ceremony held in Sacramento in California.

Radio New Zealand International has reported, “Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has indicated Governor Brown would work closely with the Fijian co-presidency of the climate conference to be held in Bonn, Germany in November.

“Mr Brown’s job would be to rally support for the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

“Mr Bainimarama said Governor Brown’s long track record of advocacy on climate change formed the basis for his decision to appoint him special envoy.”

To date 195 countries have signed the Paris Agreement and 146 have ratified it.

Yours sincerely