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Cabinet approves i-Taukei CC glossary

November 20, 2012 4:04 am

Cabinet has approved the adoption of the i-Taukei Glossary of Climate Change Terms, for official purposes.

A statement Cabinet says the glossary will be used by Government agencies, institutions, the education system and for the public at large.

Shaheenah Ali has the details.

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A total of 59 terms have been translated into the vernacular.

Cabinet based its decision on a submission by the Prime Minister and Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

The Prime Minister says climate change is a global issue affecting most island countries and children need to be taught early to grasp its impact.

He says recently, stakeholders met over a series of workshops to translate climate change terms into the vernacular.

Bainimarama adds this is necessary so that they can be fully understood by the people that affect them the most, the resource owners.

“Words such as acidification, afforestation, carbon, clean development mechanism, to name a few now have an i-Taukei equivalent.”

The publication was compiled by the Ministry of i-Taukei Affairs with the help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests.

The publication was supported by SPC/GIZ.

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