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Climate Action: Helping the Pacific fight against climate change


"The Pacific region can count on Europe's climate cooperation and ambition. We count on the Pacific region to help us bringing all other major economies on board of an ambitious future climate deal to be finalized in 2015".

With this message, European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will represent the European Union at the 44th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) meeting in Majuro, Marshall Islands, on 3-5 September. This year's meeting is under the title “Marshalling the Pacific Response to the Climate Challenge”, and the host nation the Marshall Islands wants the meeting to launch a 'Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership' aimed at giving new momentum to the region's fight against climate change. Commissioner Hedegaard will directly continue on to the Philippines on 6 September to meet with President Benigno Aquino, as well as with representatives of the Philippines Climate Change Commission, and with the management of the Asian Development Bank.