Kiribati will meet with fellow atoll nations next week to
to develop a united stance in the face of climate
Kiribati, the Maldives, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu will be
meeting under an affiliation known as the Coalition of Atoll
Nations on Climate Change.
The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, says a united stance
among the nations will help gain traction and re-direct
international focus to the plight facing low-lying atoll
Mr Tong says while the international community is still debating
the level of green-house gas emissions, the reality of climate
change is already evident, particuarly for low-lying atoll
He says he will continue to advocate that the time to act is now
before it is too late for nations like Kiribati.
Anote Tong says atoll nations should be considered the 'early
warning system' to climate change.