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Pacific islands survival 'depends on climate deal'



The survival of some of the world's most vulnerable Pacific nations depends on world leaders For a list of heads of state, see .
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 emissions, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism.  said Thursday.

Leaders from the 16-member Pacific Islands Forum The Pacific Islands Forum is an inter-governmental organization which aims to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean and represent their interests.  ended a two day summit here, saying world leaders must urgently increase their "level of ambition" to reach a deal at talks in Copenhagen in December to set future emission levels.

"For so many of my colleagues here, this is not just a matter of importance, it is not just a matter of urgency, it is a matter of national survival," said Rudd, the chairman of the forum.

The forum includes some of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, including the atoll atoll: see coral reefs.
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Coral reef enclosing a lagoon. Atolls consist of ribbons of reef that may not be circular but that are closed shapes, sometimes miles across, around a lagoon that may be 160 ft (50 m) deep or more.
 archipelagos of Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands, which rise no more than a few metres above sea level.

"We call upon world leaders to urgently increase their level of ambition and to give their negotiators fresh mandates to secure a truly effective global agreement," the leaders said in a statement.

They urged an outcome at Copenhagen which would limit the increase in global average temperatures to two degrees celcius.

They called on nations to reduce global emissions by at least 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 and to ensure global emissions peak no later than 2020.
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