Vanuatu Declares a Climate Emergency
Vanuatu has become the first Pacific Small Island Developing State to declare it is facing a climate emergency.
In a Twitter post, the leader of the opposition Ralph Regenvanu announced parliament passed a 17-point resolution declaring a climate emergency on Friday.
Regenvanu said under Point 1 of the resolution, "The Parliament declares that a climate emergency exists that is now existentially imperilling the people, societies and natural resources of the Republic of Vanuatu."
He adds "Point 2 further declares that climate change is now undermining the fundamental human rights of present and future generations of Vanuatu's people."
The Melanesian nation is among the most climate-threatened nations in the world.
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