Fiji ready to lead charge at Climate Change Summit
June 27, 2015 7:53 pm
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji intends to work with its Pacific neighbours to lead the charge at the World Climate Summit in Paris at the end of November.
Speaking at the 20th Session of the Melanesain Spearhead Group meeting in Honiara Solomon Islands Bainimarama urged all Melanesian leaders – to join in a concerted effort to make the world finally sit up and take notice.
Bainimarama says the time for talking on climate change is over and it’s time to take radical action is now.
He says Fiji wants to work with all MSG member states coordinate our planning for the Paris summit.
Bainimarama says Small Pacific Island countries are still to gain the appropriate attention of some of our bigger neighbours – notably Australia – we have solid support across the world from others such as the member countries of the European Union.
He says it is not only the rising sea levels that are threatening our communities but the extreme weather events that are accompanying global warming.
Bainimarama says as discussed, MSG states must intensify our efforts in the area of climate change resilience and at the same time as try to persuade the global community to act.