BY FIDELIS LUCIO DWU Journalism student
THE British government is interested to participate and engage in global warming projects in the Cateret Islands and other sinking atolls of Bougainville.
President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville James Tanis said this during a press conference after arriving from London.
The Caterets have been experiencing a rise in sea level in recent years and Mr Tanis said it was part of his trip to create links with the international communities to help Bougainville with such issues as global warming.
He was happy that the British government was interested in the global warming in the Caterets and said he would make sure that the international communities continued to help Bougainville.
British foreign minister for the Pacific, Chris Brian, said he had made Caterets as part of his agenda to raise issues concerning global warming in the Pacific and in the world.
Mr Tanis also said that the British government’s interest was to help Bougainville strengthen its democratic institutions.