More leaders of the Pacific states launched a new appeal for international help in front of the dangers brought by the global warming, in the last day of the annual summit, at Palikir (Micronesia). The Pacific Islands Forum made important lobby efforts before the international global warming summit that took place in the final of 2015. On December 2015, at Paris, 195 countries committed to limit the global warming at the most 2 grades from the pre-industrial period level. But, the 16 members of the PIF find that the global warming continues and the established solutions are insufficient.
The prime-minister of Tuvalu, Enele Sopoaga, says that a long term plan for the houses is needed. They must have water supplies, energy for the light when a natural disaster happens and Internet, because in case of a disaster, it is needed to communicate. Because of the low altitude, the small islands of the Pacific already live the consequences of the climatic changes, some of the islands disappearing because of the water level’ increasing. Other states were invaded by the sea which makes the agriculture impossible. Charlot Salwai, the prime-minister of Vanuatu says that the most of the schools were built on coasts and some of them are affected by the water’s progression. The most affected populations are the most disadvantaged ones, says Henry Puna, the chief of the Cook Island’s government. He pleaded for a simplified access to the Green Fond for clime, an ONU mechanism created to allow the helping of the developing countries to fight against the global warming. He also says that the procedures for the small states are very complex and there are no human resources to have access to this fund. According to the Samoa’s prime minster Sailele Malielegaoi, the cyclones will be more and more frequent.