The 1.5 Special Report that was released by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change in October last year reflects the need for reduction of emissions.

Dr.Morgan Wairiu, the Acting Director at the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development at the University of the South Pacific said that there is a need for drastic actions.

He says that the report is calling for collective actions, but given the diversity in interests within groups in many of the world’s countries, the active player is still questionable.

He added that although critical actions need to come from the biggest emitters, pacific Island countries also need to take the lead in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

The Inter-governmental panel on climate change is the United Nations body tasked with assessing the science of climate change in order to better inform the negotiations around the issue.

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