Mauritian President Relates Climate Change's Impact on Small Islands

Climate change, which will affect rainfall patterns and make sea levels rise, is a reality and impacting on people's livelihoods globally, Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has said.

It is estimated that climate change has already cost the global economy $2 trillion over the last 20 years and it is the poorest and most vulnerable countries that bear the brunt.

Addressing the Women's Forum in Mauritius this week, the Mauritian President told close to 400 delegates that small islands have been experiencing flash floods with negative impacts on agricultural land.

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Ludovic Lubeigt

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