Updated 8 September 2014, 10:15 AEST
One of the themes of the UN Small Island Developing States conference was climate change and while people are familiar with the issue of rising sea-levels, few connect the problem of rising temperatures and their impact on the spread of communicable diseases.
Red Cross climate change specialist Rebecca McNaught says we're already seeing the effects of temperature rise on health in the Pacific.
Presenter: Richard Ewart
Speaker: Rebecca McNaught, climate change specialist for the Red Cross