‘No future in fossil fuels’ – Pacific activists call for climate action. This morning, before the sun came up, while much of Bonn was sleeping, the Pacific Island Represent team laced up our winter shoes and headed out into the dark. We had never done anything like this before. And what we were about to see was also a first.
Pacific Island Represent made the long journey from Fiji to Germany to highlight that too many countries are disingenuous with their commitments to the Paris Agreement and its aim of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees. Far too many countries are simultaneously taking actions at home that make that goal completely impossible.
There is still hope for the Pacific and other vulnerable parts of the world. We want to remind everyone of that. But only if global leaders take the commitments they have made seriously. The future of entire nations depends on it.