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Watch: Small island nations are climate leaders because they face a climate catastrophe

Small island states are typically depicted in global media as desperately sinking or moments away from total annihilation due to climate change. But this is not the whole story – for decades some of the most climate vulnerable countries have been the loudest voices leading the climate movement and bringing about real change. Josephine Latu-Sanft, as a native Tongan/Pacific Islander and communications specialist, shares the historic role of small island states not merely as climate victims but as climate warriors.

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