RNZ, 21st May 2018

The United States says it's working to improve access to the UN Green Climate Fund for Pacific Islands. 

Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama had said stringent criteria around access to the UN funding source should be relaxed so nations vulnerable to climate change could get help.

The US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, Matthew J Matthews said having provided a billion US dollars to the fund, his country was deeply committed to it.

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