Kerry Promotes Climate-Change Mitigation Funding on Trip in the Pacific

Bridget Johnson
PJ Tatler
PJ Media

Secretary of State John Kerry is wrapping up a five-day trip through Asia and the Pacific by focusing on climate change…

…When Kerry met with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Lilo, the focus was on the environment.

“Can I just say, while the press is here, I want to make sure — I want them to hear how important we believe stopping here in the Solomon Islands is. We are a Pacific nation. The president is engaged in a major rebalance in the Asia Pacific. We have great concerns about — first of all, great ties with the Solomon Islands, as you know. And beyond that, we’re working together on things. We’re very, very saddened by the loss of life during the cyclone,” he said, adding that America was “happy” to provide $250,000 of water, and aid.

“But more importantly, we have $25 million in Asia Pacific climate change adaptation. We have another $25 million in mitigation programs. I know it’s of great concern to you. And in addition to that, we have huge historical ties that we respect enormously,” Kerry continued…



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