We, Pacific Islands People, are the first to be threatened by the climate change related to industrialised countries’ activities. Several of our islands will soon disappear of the face of the earth, together with our lives, our culture and our souls.
With our vast maritime continent, occupying more than 1⁄4 of the planet, and with our preserved biodiversity, we are the world’s biggest oxygen producer, a real lung for humankind. Paradoxically, while being responsible for less than 0,37% of greenhouse gas emissions, we are the first affected by climate change, especially the inexorably rising sea levels. Therefore, faced with our endangered planet, we, Pacific Islands People, have decided to address a message of solida- rity to the world by uniting around the ‘One Tree, One Day, A Life’ initiative, which symbolically involves, as a sign of hope for future generations, planting every year, in each country, state or territory, as many trees as inhabitants in order to highlight how important life is.