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Small Island States Concerned With Sea Level Rise

Small Island States Concerned With Rise In Sea Level

23rd October, 2006

Global warming and the effects of sea level rise is concern for the Small Island States (SIS).

And incoming chairman of the SIS and the Republic of Kiribati, Anote Tong is urging Australia and all other interested party to participate in active dialogue foreseeing a prospective future for the small island states.

“As you all know that Small Island States are low lying islands and vulnerable to global warming and sea level rise.”

According to Mr.Tong, even though Australia is already experiencing the impact of global warming through bush fires, it has other pressing prioritizes.

“If is going to be true that in the next 50years, Small Island States will diminish than that should be a concern.”

Currently member of the SIS are in dialogue with Australia and other International bodies in the hope of having their concerns addressed.

Both the 15th Small Island States and the Leaders and Participants of African, Caribbean Pacific (ACP) met differentlly at Westin Resort & Spa on Denerau.

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