2016 US President Donald Trump

Trump stance dooms battle over climate change: Bainimarama

Mr Trump said during his campaign he would pull out of the Paris climate accord although reports indicate he has softened his approach.

In a speech this morning in Suva, Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said without America the battle against climate change is doomed.

He told diplomats, NGOs and government officials Mr Trump must be persuaded to change his mind.

He said if the US does withdraw from the agreement there is no hope for the world to comprehensively tackle the issue.

US election result calls for Pacific focus on climate change

The President-Elect Donald Trump has previously said he will cancel the US commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Sylvie Goyet, who is part of the SPC delegation at COP22, said Pacific countries need to remain positive and ambitious in their focus on climate change action.

She said the meeting in Marrakesh is about action and implementation on climate change mitigation.

Ms Goyet said she expects the COP22 groups, including the Alliance of Small Island States, to call for immediate talks with the US President-Elect.

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PM O’Neill congratulates Trump on election victory

"I send Papua New Guinea’s best wishes following the election of Donald Trump, and congratulate him on his election to become the 45th President of the United States,” the Prime Minister said.

“Papua New Guinea looks forward to working with the incoming Administration when it is sworn into office in January 2017.

“It is clear the American people have expressed their confidence in Donald Trump both in the popular vote and through the electoral college vote.

Katy Perry says 'revolution is coming' as Donald Trump is elected US president

He beat Hillary Clinton and will take over from Barack Obama at the White House in January.

The polls had suggested the former Apprentice host and businessman was going to lose - but he upset the odds by winning.

And now many stars who supported Donald Trump's rival Hillary Clinton are not happy.

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