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UN General Assembly 67th session: Statement delivered at the General Debate - Micronesia

A statement delivered to the 67th General Assembly annual General Debate by President of the Federated States of Micronesia, stating that change was the biggest challenge facing his country, and change, not just the projections of future loss and damage, but the dangerous impacts that Micronesian are experiencing now as well. Asking himself “How do I tell my people that their plight and their future lie in the hands of those most responsible for greenhouse gases?”, he stressed the need to increase collective efforts to confront global climate change more urgently and creatively and called on major emitters to step up their engagement under the Kyoto Protocol’s second commitment period. He added that his country's livelihood, economy, culture and way of living are tied to a blue economy, emphasizing that conservation and the sustainable use of ocean resources was vital to achieving sustainable development.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Economics of DRR, Environment, Governance, Social Impacts & Resilience
  • Countries/Regions:Micronesia, Fed States of

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/28703

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