COP26 to mark five years since the formation of Paris agreement
December 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama [2nd from left] at the closing of the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion [Source: Fijian Government]
The Conference of Parties 26 that will be held next year will mark five years since the formation of the Paris Agreement.
Speaking at the closing of Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said all those years of interventions should result in a successful climate action whether on land or at sea.
Bainimarama stressed that nothing matters more for oceans health than meeting the global commitments necessary to meet the 1.5-degree target.
“The clock is ticking. Come November 2020 – whoever has been chosen to lead the United Kingdom following today’s election should be prepared to oversee one of the most consequential COPs in history.”
The Prime Minister says if the world continues to neglect and abuse the health of our oceans, they will bench their most valuable player in the climate fight campaign.
“I could take this evening to remind you of the human consequences of the path we’re on. I’ve shared that story many times this week. So, I’d rather take this opportunity to speak about what gives me hope on this campaign; to speak about what we have achieved; and to cover where this campaign must head.”
Bainimarama says the Pacific leaders will be going to England next year for COP26 with expectations for global action from the leaders of developed economies.
He says they will be accepting zero excuses to achieving net-zero carbon emissions.