Australia faces pressure from Pacific nations to address climate change

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 16 August 2019, 12:38PM
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Australia and the Pacific have been unable to agree on how to address the climate change risk facing the Pacific.

A number of countries have called on Australia to up its climate commitments.

During a mammoth 12-hour meeting, some leaders urged Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to commit to moving away from natural resources like coal.

Herald reporter Jason Walls told Mike Hosking the draft texts from the meeting suggest an agreement wasn't reached.

"There is of course the references to climate change, but there is no reference to coal."

Walls says after a 12-hour meeting, both sides appear to be standing their ground.

“Details will be emerging to whaty they actually agreed soon. Many of the journalists here are wondering what they actually achieved.”

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