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Interview: President of Seychelles concerns over environmental change

12-05-2011 15:07 BJT Special Report:Durban Climate Change Conference |

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The Seychelles is an African country which consists of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, and it is already seeing the impact of climate change. To these small islands, climate change is a matter of survival. President of the Seychelles, James Michel, expressed his concern over this environmental change in an interview with our reporter Beatrice Marshall.

Marshall said: "The Seychelles Islands, hundred and fiftteen islands are now at risk of the impact of climate change. Looking at that, what kind of effects are we already seeing in your country as a result of climate change? "

James Michel said: "A Well, climate change is not only affecting my country, but is affecting all the islands in the world. "

Marshall said: "We have to do it at international level. From Copenhagen to Cancun, the world had acknowledged that climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, what is your assessment of international efforts towards addressing this environmental problem? "

James Michel said: "A Well, as we all know, Copenhagen did not meet the expectations as most countries were expecting some binding agreement in Copenhagen."

Marshall said: "Well, Africa’s position has been that developed countries should pay for the pollution. What is Africa expecting in the next UN climate conference in Durban."

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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