EU backs Pacific climate change action
September 10, 2015 7:14 pm
The European Union says it will join forces with small island developing states like Fiji in calling for a legally binding global agreement in Paris.
Speaking at the closing of the 2015 National Climate Change Summit in Levuka last night, the EU’s Acting Head of Mission for the Pacific Delegation Jesus Lavina says the EU is committed to get from Paris a legally binding universal agreement – one that all nations have to subscribe to.
He says the EU has already committed to reducing carbon gas emissions by at least 40 per cent – an ambitious target that will be reduced further over time.
Lavina says it is the EU’s intention to join small islands developing states in the fight against climate change.
He has also commended Fiji for it’s commitment to addressing climate change.
Meanwhile, after three days of sharing information, knowledge and experience – the National Climate Change Summit ended last night.
Participants have come up with a set of outcomes that will take them to Paris and beyond.