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Asia Must Lead on Climate Change

Asia Must Lead on Climate Change

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Greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut and showing the way are the small island states of the Pacific. Despite contributing little to the problem, they are leading by example in the global effort to adopt a sustainable and environment-friendly lifestyle. (Photo: ADB Photo Library)

Greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut and showing the way are the small island states of the Pacific. Despite contributing little to the problem, they are leading by example in the global effort to adopt a sustainable and environment-friendly lifestyle. (Photo: ADB Photo Library)

For decades, Asian leaders largely ignored climate change. It’s a Western problem, we said. They caused the problem by dumping greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere; let them clean it up. Instead, we Asian leaders focused on reducing poverty by growing our economies.

Read the full article from the Bangkok Post: http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/418627/asia-must-lead-on-climate-change#.U7TtW64WATg.facebook.

(Story by: Jose Ramos-Horta and Mohamed Nasheed)

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