Pacific forum turns into row with Australia over climate goals

BBC | Aug 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • Critics have blamed Australia for undermining a joint statement from Pacific island nations which called for stronger action on climate change.
  • The majority of the 18 nations at the forum agreed to stronger climate goals.
  • Following 12 hours of negotiations, the group eventually produced the Kainaki II declaration, a statement which reiterated many of the existing goals under the Paris agreement.