“Countries Least Responsible for Climate Change are the Ones Most Threatened by It”

“Countries Least Responsible for Climate Change are the Ones Most Threatened by It”:  Island States Urge Binding Emissions Cuts at U.N. Climate Summit

Inside the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancún (2010), one of the most moving speeches was by Marcus Stephen, President of Nauru, the world’s smallest island nation. A small island covering just eight square miles in the South Pacific with only 10,000 who speak Nauru.

Stephen is the leader of the Pacific Small Island Developing States at the climate change talks in Cancun. Johnson Toribiong, president of the island state of Palau, also spoke.  Listen to their moving calls for solutions to climate change and the survival of island and other threatened nations.

Coming out of Durban, their call rings more clearly.

Marcus Stephen - President of Nauru; the call of Island States against climate change

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