We are Pacific island students whose vision is to live with dignity without fear of climate change denying us and our children of that freedom.
We believe in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of all women and all men, and of all nations, large and small.
The 2018 IPCC report on 1.5 degree warming confirms that unless drastic action is not taken globally to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Pacific Islands Countries will cease to exist. We do not accept this fate. We choose to retain hope not only that our countries prove resilient, but also that international law and its institutions remain a global beacon of respect for a just and peaceful international order.
We appeal to people everywhere, especially those whose human rights are already being affected by climate change, to join us.