A new Pacific regional pact calling for aggressive action to combat climate change has achieved a "major accomplishment" by gaining US support, officials said on Sunday.
Pacific leaders signed a declaration on Thursday committing themselves to urgent action on climate change and pleading with the rest of the world to follow their lead on an issue that threatens their existence.
Pacific leaders whose nations are threatened by climate change on Tuesday opened a regional summit in the Marshall Islands with a challenge to the rest of the world to take action.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said today the evidence for climate change was beyond dispute but it was not too late for international action to prevent its worst impacts.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged renewed American commitment to security in the Asia-Pacific.
Leaders gathered in Australia for the annual Pacific Islands Forum on Thursday endorsed Fiji`s suspension from the 16-member grouping.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon