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Pacific religious leaders called on to confront climate change

Pacific religious leaders called on to confront climate change

Updated 3 April 2013, 17:52 AEST

Religious leaders in the Pacific have been told they aren't doing enough to fight climate change.

In Fiji religious leaders have gathered for a summit and the region's leading scientists were also there to make presentations.

Taholo Kami is the Regional Director for the Oceania Program of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

He says he told the summit that religious leaders in the region focus too much on the after-life, and not enough on the state of the planet here and now.

Mr Kami says he told the summit that unless local religious leaders become strong advocates for conservation and care the region faces a disaster of potentially biblical proportions.

Presenter: Iskhandar Razak

Speaker: Regional Director for the Oceania Program of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Taholo Kami

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