Pacific island leaders bemoan weak Glasgow climate pact

He also raised the possibility of building small nuclear power plants.

"If you look around the world we're not quite happy about the outcome of COP26 for obvious reasons," Panuelo said, referring to the UN Climate Conference last month, which called for a phase down rather than phasing out of coal use, the biggest source of global warming.

All the emissions reduction pledges at COP26 will only limit climate change to 2.4 degrees above pre-industrial levels, well above the target of 1.5 degrees, said Panuelo on a panel at the Reuters Next conference.

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