Marshall Islands foreign minister says Lima talks are promising | Pacific Beat

Marshall Islands foreign minister says Lima talks are promising

Marshall Islands foreign minister says Lima talks are promising

Updated 12 December 2014, 11:53 AEDT

Marshall Islands has told the global climate change conference in Lima, Peru, that the future viability of all island nations is at stake from global warming and sea level rises.

The two weeks of talks in Peru are intended to deliver a draft text to be adopted at the Paris Protocol next year that will commit countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions without compromising the economic development of poor countries.

Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony de Brum told delegates Pacific island nations are not waiting for "the climate coconut to fall", but are instead taking proactive steps for their future.

He's invited Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to visit Marshall Islands' parliament next year in an attempt to strengthen ties between the nations.

He says the talks in Lima are a promising precursor to Paris next year.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Tony de Brum, Foreign Minister, Marshall Islands

Contact the studio

Got something to say about what you're hearing on the radio right now?

Text/SMS
Send your texts to +61 427 72 72 72

Tweets
Add the hashtag #raonair to add your tweets to the conversation.

Email
Email us your thoughts on an issue. Messages may be used on air.