United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon left no room form confusion over his stance on climate change at the Pacific Islands Forum in Auckland this week.
Ban Ki-Moon had already expressed the need for Australia and New Zealand to act on climate change in the days preceding the forum, so it came as no surprise when he highlighted the approaching issue of climate change to the forum.
He told press at the forum, “With waves rising ever higher in this neighbourhood, the oceans are also sending a signal that something is seriously wrong with our current model of economic development.”
A snapshot of media coverage:
Dominion Post: Climate change tests diplomacy at forum
New Zealand Herald: UN chief warns on climate change
NewsTalk ZB: Climate change dominates Pacific Forum
New Zealand Herald: Address climate change, heavyweights urge
Radio New Zealand: UN head warns climate change real threat to Pacific
New Zealand Herald: Climate change laps at our feet – UN head