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Pacific disappointed with Australia's shift in climate change policy

Pacific disappointed with Australia's shift in climate change policy

Updated 31 October 2013, 11:59 AEDT

The new Australian Government's shift in climate change policy has been met with dismay in the Pacific, where leaders have been trying to encourage greater global action to reduce carbon emissions.

The Pacific is already feeling the effects to rising sea levels, with fears countries like Tuvalu and Kiribati will be uninhabitable in the coming decades.

Ian Fry is a lecturer in International Environmental Policy at the Australian National University and an environment adviser to the government of Tuvalu.

He says the Pacific is disappointed about the Australian government's moves to abolish the Climate Change Council and the Climate Change Authority, as well as plans to get rid of the carbon tax.

Presenter: Prue Bentley

Speaker: Ian Fry from the Australian National University

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