Tony de Brum

Tony de Brum, Marshall Islands Foreign Minister

02/05/14 – Tony de Brum, Foreign Minister of the Marshall Islands

Tony de Brum speaks to RTCC during a trip to the UK about the challenges facing the Marshall Islands, which are sinking as sea levels rise.

While he says he has seen greater ambition recently from around the world, the process of tackling climate change is not going fast enough for those who live on the Marshall Islands, where flooding and drought can occur side by side.

He speaks of his efforts to facilitate the negotiations on a new climate change treaty by providing a “new wave of climate leadership” through initiatives such as the Cartagena Dialogue and the Majuro Declaration.