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岛国的气候雄心

金斯敦/苏瓦—作者祖国这样的小岛,是世界气候行动可持续发展承诺的晴雨表。当国家雄心和进步得到果断的全球行动的支持时,我们的经济和社会就会繁荣。但是,气候变化的全球不作为正在威胁到我们的生活方式、发展成就和增长前景,妨碍我们适应全球变暖。

气候变化所造成的生存威胁让我们,两个岛国的领导人,在各自的国家采取果断措施。我们敦促发达国家加大对我们和其他岛国对抗全球变暖的帮助力度——可以从9月23日纽约联合国气候行动峰会开始。

小岛国对气候变化的责任最小,面临气候变化影响的损失却最大,这部分是因为我们面积太小,经济太脆弱。此外,我们的人口、重要基础设施和重要经济资产都大量暴露于极端天气事件、海平面升高和其它风险。最近,飓风多里安(Hurricane Dorian)在巴哈马造成的破坏便是小岛国脆弱性的最新例子。

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