Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said he is planning to attend both the 2015 United Nations Climate Change conference in France and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the Mediterranean state of Malta.
He revealed this in a recent meeting with the French Ambassador to Solomon Islands Mr. Pascal Maubert.
The meeting was requested by Ambassador Pascal to specifically confirm the Prime Minister’s attendance in this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference and whether the new time schedule for the meeting – November 25 and 26 – is convenient for him.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sogavare said climate change remains a major challenge for small island states including Solomon Islands.
He calls on major emitters to reconsider lowering the rate of their greenhouse gas emissions.