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Leaders of nine climate change-threatened Pacific islands have demanded the shipping industry step up its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) as part of a wider call to deal with the climate crisis. Splash 24/7 reports that the demands were levelled in a document, the Nadi Bay Declaration. Citing an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, the declaration says “coral atoll nations could become uninhabitable by 2030” due to sea levels rising. Islands including the Maldives, Marshalls and Tuvalu were cited as facing potential submergence by 2100, if action to combat the crisis were not stepped up.

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