As Australians, we need to show our support for Pacific Island neighbours and their clear-cut and moral requests to ensure the ongoing survival of their nations.

Pacific Island leaders have made clear to the world what is required of its neighbours, including Australia, to ensure their ongoing survival: the survival of Pacific Island nations requires No New Coal Mines.

Australians cannot underestimate the importance of taking climate action, particularly in the Pacific. As the UN Secretary General has said:

If you can save Tuvalu, you can save the world.

Australian political leaders need to realise that being a partner with our Pacific neighbours means truly listening and working with them, not bullying them. In fact, Australia cannot be a constructive leader in the region while its policymakers continue to undermine climate change efforts.

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