18 May 2015
Representatives of the ‘Coalition of Low Lying Atoll Nations on Climate Change’ (CANCC) comprising of Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu and Tokelau came together as a united family of Nations on the ‘frontline’ of climate change, experiencing the impact of climate change now to discuss pathways to COP21 in Paris this December. The meeting took place in Apia, Samoa on the 15th May 2015 following a three day Pacific Climate Change Roundtable hosted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Programme (SPREP).
Leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in December 2015, CANCC will work towards ensuring a platform during the Paris conference to focus global attention on the plight of the member nations by telling stories of how climate change has affected people’s lives in low lying atolls, barely three meters above sea level.
A film about this newly formed Coalition of Atoll Nations on Climate Change was commissioned to push for further actions on climate change.