New Caledonia at Rio+20

President Harold Martin and Anthony Lecren, member of the government in charge of the economy and sustainable development, attended the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These events allowed New Caledonia to present the “One Tree one Day a Life" programme and the Joint Position adopted by the states and territories of Oceania.


Pacific Islands Photo: FlickrSasi Research Group, University of Sheffield

The Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna all signed up to the “One tree one day a life” programme and added their names to a “Joint Position” to be read at the Earth Summit with a view to drawing the attention of industrialized countries to the consequences of climatic disruptions for the countries of Oceania. To see Oceania’s message to Rio, Click here.

The Pacific Islands correspond to an area of 30 million km 2 and are responsible for the management, preservation of a maritime zone that corresponds to one quarter of the world. However, funding made available by international institutions is taken for 80% by China, India and Brazil.


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