This week its President Anote Tong told LOOP news the World Climate Change Meeting in Paris at the end of this year would be their last chance to get the world to listen to them.
He had hoped for Australia and New Zealand to make new commitments at the Pacific Island Forum meeting this week but this did not happen
"Whether we accept it or not is a different question," he said.
“Those islands barely 2m above sea level were the ones on the "frontline" dealing with the issues of climate change,” he said.
Tong says while the leaders did not totally disagree they have a position they will put forward in Paris.