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Vanuatu leader: ‘No one is immune’ to climate threat

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:UNTVNew York – 23 September 20221. Various of President Nikenike Vurobaravu of Vanuatu walking to the podium ANNOTATION: World leader after world leader is sounding the alarm on climate change and its continuing impact on countries across the globe.2. SOUNDIBTE: (English) President Nikenike Vurobaravu, Vanuatu:"No one is immune to the extreme weather events now ravaging our islands, cities and states. No one can escape the rising tides."3. Wide of Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands speaking at the podiumANNOTATION: Some argue that countries most responsible for emitting carbon should pay climate reparations to areas facing the harshest effects of the crisis.4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Netherlands: "Developed countries have a responsibility to help developing countries take the necessary measures. Only by acting together can we turn things around." 5. Wide of Prime Minister Mark Rutte walking off the stageANNOTATION: Experts say the question of climate reparations is something many world leaders will address at the assembly.ASSOCIATED PRESSLocation unknown – 21 September 2022 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Alice Hill, Senior fellow Council on Foreign Relations:"They've had little to do with creating the problem of climate change. Their contribution to world emissions is infinitesimal compared to those of the U.S., G7, G20, and so we're going to hear more and more about who's going to pay for the damages."UNTV New York – 23 September 2022 7. Wide of Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama of Fiji walking to the podium ANNOTATION: In the meantime, people in countries seeing the harshest effects will continue to suffer, some leaders say.8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji:"These storms have stolen lives. They have leveled homes. They have destroyed schools. They have traumatized our young. The Pacific's children are the least to blame, among the least to blame for the climate crisis. Yet, our children are the most affected." 9. Wide of Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama of Fiji walking off stage STORYLINE: World leader after world leader are using their time at the podium at the U.N. General Assembly to sound the alarm on climate change and its continuing impact on countries across the globe. Some argue that countries most responsible for emitting carbon should pay climate reparations to areas facing the harshest effects of the crisis."Developed countries have a responsibility to help developing countries take the necessary measures. Only by acting together can we turn things around," said Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte. Experts say the question of climate reparations is something many world leaders will address at the assembly. "They've had little to do with creating the problem of climate change. Their contribution to world emissions is infinitesimal compared to those of the U.S., G7, G20, and so we're going to hear more and more about who's going to pay for the damages," said senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Alice Hill. Hill is the author of The Fight for Climate After COVID-19, where she explores the interconnectedness of governmental preparation, or lack there of, for the COVID-19 pandemic and how that preparation can be applied to adapting the climate crisis. In the meantime, while world leaders debate on the most effective ways to handle global warming, people around the world will continue to suffer from climate catastrophes."No one is immune to the extreme weather events now ravaging our islands, cities and states," said Vanuatu President Nikenike Vurobaravu. "No one can escape the rising tides."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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