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Philippines and Pacific Island Nations Sign ‘Climate Justice Declaration’ 

Philippines and Pacific Island Nations Sign ‘Climate Justice Declaration’ 

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The President of Vanuatu joined climate-impacted communities from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fiji and the Solomon Islands as well as representatives from the Philippines vowing to seek ‘Climate Justice’ and hold big fossil fuel entities accountable for fuelling global climate change.
The declaration coincides with the G7 Summit in Bonn, Germany, where world leaders are expected to discuss efforts to reach a fair, ambitious and binding climate deal at this year’s United Nations Conference of Parties to be held in Paris in December.
In Vanuatu, a Climate Change and Human Rights workshop was held onboard the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, where Vanuatu President, H.E Baldwin Londsdale welcomed close to 40 delegates and civil society groups from Pacific Island nations. They were joined by representatives from the Philippines, including former national climate negotiator Mr. Naderev “Yeb” Saño and the Mayor of Dolores, Samar, Mrs. Emiliana Villacarillo. Mr. Saño and Mayor Villacarillo showed their solidarity with the Pacific Islands communities battered by Cyclone Pam in March and also shared their experiences from super typhoons in the Philippines like 2013’s Haiyan and 2014’s Hagupit. 
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