Damn the deficit, full speed ahead. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tackles climate change, disaster mitigation at ASEAN Summit:
THERE is “no more pressing need” in the region than climate change, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told Pacific leaders in Micronesia.
Mr Turnbull announced $300 million to help the Pacific “manage climate change and improve disaster resilience”.
The Prime Minister landed in Pohnpei on Friday for his third round of regional talks — having visited Hangzhou in China for the G20 and Vientiane in Laos for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.
“Over the next four years we’ll provide $300 million to Pacific island countries including $75 million for disaster preparedness. This is an additional $80 million on the current levels,” he said.
Mr Turnbull also said Australia would ratify the Paris climate change agreement this year or early next year.
“We will ratify it as soon as parliamentary processes allow … Its ratification is not controversial,” he told the Pacific Island Forum in Pohnpei.
Via Andrew Bolt who points out there is a sucker born every minute, except that in this case it’s not even his own money.