Posted by: islandsfirst | October 8, 2008

A Community’s Plea

Australian journalist Brad Crouch of the Sunday Mail is doing his part to inform the debate in Australia over how to respond to the imminent possibility of climate refugees from its Pacific neighbors.

Although Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd signed the Niue Declaration on Climate Change at the recent Pacific Islands Leaders Forum, recognizing the threat posed by climate change to many Pacific nations, the government has nevertheless turned down appeals to amend immigration policy accordingly.

A multimedia presentation of Crouch’s inquiry into the matter on a visit to Tuvalu can be seen here.

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