Commonwealth countries can count on Fiji
February 21, 2018 1:36 am
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has assured Commonwealth countries that they can count on Fiji to be at the forefront of discussing issues at the Heads of Government meeting in London.
In the lead up to the meeting in April, Bainimarama has revealed his key commitments for that meeting.
Bainimarama says he will specifically urge the 53 commonwealth countries who will be present at the meeting to reduce heat trapping carbon emissions.
“At our Heads of Government Meeting in London in April, I will be specifically asking all 53 Commonwealth countries for that commitment. And I urge every nation – as well as non-state stake holders – to work with Fiji to make a success of the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue, in which we are seeking more ambition in all our Nationally Determined Contributions to reduce heat trapping carbon emissions – our NDCs."
Demanding maximum action with maximum urgency, Bainimarama wants Zero net carbon emissions as soon as possible to limit average global warming to no more than 1.5 degree Celsius over that of the pre-industrial age.
Bainimarama says he will also be pressing for the Blue Charter to be as ambitious as possible to adequately address the threat to our oceans.