Given the scenarios and the projections put forward by the science, our islands will be underwater, and so the question is, what do we do about it?
Anote Tong President, Kiribati
Anote Tong is the former President of Kiribati (2003 to 2016) and an outspoken advocate for addressing climate change in the Pacific region. With one of the lowest carbon-emission footprints in the world, Tong has often described Kiribati as a “frontline country” that has been among the first to experience dramatic climate change impacts. President Tong has won a number of awards and recognition that acknowledges his contribution and leadership on climate change and ocean conservation.