The predominant and existential problem is climate change, given the human, environmental and economic risk of a catastrophe without rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the developed world.
“The latest assessments are clear: global emissions must be halved this decade. There is no room for new coal and gas,” the statement said.
“The Pacific Islands Forum is a pivotal moment for the Albanian government to restore relations with strategically important countries in the Pacific and prove itself as a climate leader.
Albanian and New Zealander Jacinda Ardern, who will also attend the July 12-14 PIF leaders’ summit, is expected to come under significant pressure to make new climate commitments in Fiji.