"Our canoe is sinking, pick up your buckets and start bailing now before it is too late."
This was the desperate plea made by Prime Minister and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum Voreqe Bainimarama on behalf of the Pacific at the Action and Solidarity event along the margins of COP26 in Glasgow.
Bainimarama says as he speaks, the global canoe is headed for storms that will sink us while seawater pours aboard through massive gaps; gaps in ambition, gaps in climate finance and gaps in emissions reduction commitments.
Bainimarama says this COP is where we will choose to stay with 1.5 or lose it forever and it is where we decide whether we are with the young and future children of the world or we are against them.
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