Informing action: Pacific nations unite on the environment

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With backing from the Global Environment Facility, a new project led by UN Environment is uniting 14 Pacific Island Nations to better track and counter environmental challenges.

The people of the Pacific islands may be among the smallest contributors to climate change, but they are on the frontline of its impacts.

With rising sea levels and increasing extreme weather events, daily reality in the Pacific leaves little room for climate scepticism. Already, environmental impacts are irrevocably changing life in these island states – with rising migration just one testament to the region’s very real fears for its future. Tuvalu alone has seen some 15 per cent of its population flee the tiny island state in the last decade, while Nauru has lost one tenth of its population.

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Source: UN Environment