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Kiribati President on Abbott, climate change and his trip to the Arctic

Kiribati President on Abbott, climate change and his trip to the Arctic

Updated 16 September 2014, 10:10 AEST

The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, is on his way to the Arctic to get a better understanding of the impact of climate change and to further his campaign for stronger global action.

The trip, which will include a voyage to the edge of the Arctic sea ice on the Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, will allow the President to gather fresh images to share with other world leaders at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit in New York next week.

Before leaving for Norway's Svarlbard Archipelago, President Tong came into Radio Australia's Sydney studio.

And speaking to Jemima Garrett, he says he remains concerned about Australia's approach to climate change since the Abbott government came to power, and he expects his Arctic mission to be an eye-opener.

Presenter: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: Anote Tong, President of Kiribati

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