PACIFIC SEEKS MECHANISM TO ACCESS CLIMATE

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Concern that isles missing out on millions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 26, 2010) – A new study to establish a Pacific Climate Change Fund has been launched with the aim of improving access to money to fight the problem.

The research follows recommendations at the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable held in the Marshall Islands last year.

There have been concerns that while millions of dollars of funding is available at the global level, Pacific nations miss out.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s Espen Ronneberg says there’s a need to develop a process to help countries access money that can be mobilised to meet their priorities in mitigation and adaptation.

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