Analysis-Pacific bloc, united, demands climate action as China, U.S. woo

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By Kirsty Needham SUVA (Reuters) – Pacific island nations, courted by China and the United States, put the superpowers on notice, telling the world’s two biggest carbon emitters to take more action on climate change while pledging unity in the face of a growing geopolitical contest. Leaders at a four-day summit of the Pacific Islands Forum, meeting in Fiji’s capital Suva, bristled at a Chinese attempt to split some of the nations off into a trade and security agreement, while Washington pledged more financial and diplomatic engagement. The exclusive economic zones of the 17 forum members span …

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