Thursday, 17 December 2009

Pacific Voices @ COP 15: President of Kiribati, Anote Tong

Geoffrey Smith, Fiji TV, Climate Pasifika

Copenhagen, 16 December - One of the smallest island states attending COP15 remain hopeful of a successful outcome even with the odds stacked heavily against it.

With a scattered population not more than 110,000 people across its vulnerable 32 coral island atolls, Kiribati President Anote Tong says while the signs don't look good now, he has no choice but to remain optimistic.


I hope something that would guarantee our survival is the minimum that will be achieved, lets hop that we can achieve this.

I think the developments don't appear to give us a great deal for optimism but I don't think we should give up, I think we should continue to persist and try and achieve something. We have no choice. 

We cannot go away without reaching an agreement.

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