Pacific Island Leaders Renew Shipping Emissions Battle
Nine leaders of climate crisis-threatened islands in the Pacific have signed the Nadi Bay Declaration, urging for immediate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions cuts, with shipping central to their demands.
Citing a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the declaration states: “The science warns of the real possibility that coral atoll nations could become uninhabitable as early as 2030. By 2100, the coral atoll nations of the republic of the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Tokelau and the Maldives and many [small island developing states] could be submerged.”
Contained within the document is demands for shipping to slash its carbon footprint.