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Pasha Carruthers, the AOSIS Coordinator on Adaptation and a Cook Islands negotiator, discusses the various goals of the small island states, and in particular the Cook Islands. She explains how sea level rise, food security and increased storm events are climate change impacts the islands are already experiencing. She then states her frustration with the negotiations, but explains that regardless of her frustration she believes this forum is the only way the negotiations can be fair and all-encompassing.
Interviewed by Claire Tighe on December 9, 2011, COP 17, Durban, South Africa