Climate Change Financing

Vanuatu, Cook Islands urging UN to improve climate financing

Pacific states graduating from low-income to developed status aren't getting enough assistance with climate vulnerability, officials from both countries say.

Mackenzie Smith reports. 

For 15 years, Vanuatu has been lobbying the UN to include climate vulnerabilities in its economic assessments.

The government wants climate change threats to Pacific states to be considered before they graduate from least-developed status.

The category, which Vanuatu will graduate from next year, provides critical assistance to developing Pacific states.