Report – By Kai Ping Lew in Suva
Recognising losses and damages as a separate issue from adaptation in climate change policy is one of the major developments featured in the Suva Declaration signed by seven Pacific leaders.
The third Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) summit in Suva saw leaders, civil society representatives and the private sector convening to form the declaration which will be brought before COP21 Paris in 12 weeks’ time.
The previous COP agreement featured losses and damages as an element under adaptation, forcing governments to prioritise between both. Read more »