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Rose Elu came to the UN COP 21 on Climate Change, in Paris, France, from the top Western Islands of the Torres Strait Islands, which are part of Australia. Together with the delegation of Friends of the Earth International in Paris, she warns about what the population of these islands is experiencing, affected by the rising sea level.
According to the Australian Government, the Torres Strait Islands are distributed across an area of some 48 000 km². The distance across the Strait from Cape York (Australia) to New Guinea is approximately 150 km at the narrowest point; the islands lie scattered in between, some 200 to 300 km from farthest east to farthest west. There are seventeen inhabited islands and two communities located at the tip of Cape York that are classified as part of the Torres Strait.
In the interview with Real World Radio, she told us how climate change is impacting the top Western Islands of the Torres Islands, how local inhabitants are suffering from the impacts, the actions taken by the Australian government and the goals with her presence at the COP 21, among other issues.
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