Connie Hedegaard: "Europe is committed to assisting the Pacific region in its sustainable development"
The European Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs have submitted a Joint Communication 'Towards a renewed EU-Pacific development Partnership'.
Commissioner Hedegaard made the following statement in welcoming the Communication:
"The European Commission has renewed its partnership with the Pacific region to advance our cooperation and coordination in the fight against climate change. For the Pacific region, climate change is already a reality. Europe is committed to assisting the Pacific region in its adaptation efforts and helping secure the region's right to sustainable development. Our renewed partnership will result in increased development assistance to face the climate change impacts already happening in the region."