The prime minister of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano. Photo: Supplied / Government of Tuvalu
The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum has welcomed the re-entry of the United States to the Paris climate agreement.
hours of his taking the oath as the 46th US President, Joe Biden issued an
executive order for the US to return to the Paris Agreement.
Chair Kausea Natano, who is Tuvalu’s prime minister, said that the US order was
a priority was warmly appreciated in the Pacific
he looked forward to continued and strengthened relationships between the
people of the Pacific and the US, especially on the climate crisis.
the international community must use the positive development to inject greater
urgency to climate action on the Paris goal of limiting global warming increase
to within 1.5-degrees celsius
announcement comes at a time when the world is faced with a multitude of
hazards including Covid-19,” Natano said.
Blue Pacific faces a climate change crisis that threatens our future prosperity
and the move by President Biden and his administration to bring the US back to
the Paris Agreement is warmly welcomed and appreciated.
forward to working closely with President Biden and his Administration, with
urgency and shared values for a safe and secure future for our great Blue