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Australia will require government departments to use more recycled products, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, as Canberra looks to repair ties with Pacific island nations despite a refusal to step up efforts on global warming.

Morrison last year angered Pacific Island leaders when he declined to strengthen Canberra’s target for reducing carbon emissions. The low-lying Pacific islands are on the frontline of climate change, battling rising sea levels that have forced some residents to move to higher ground.

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