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Fiji takes the lead role in combating climate change

September 17, 2019 6:32 am

Fiji has a small amount of carbon footprint and has taken the lead role in the fight against climate change.

This was highlighted by the Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum while officiating at the Emissions Reductions Payment Agreement Workshop in Nadi, yesterday.

Sayed-Khaiyum says they are taking a number of decisive steps.

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“Apart from the global discussions we have, domestically too, we are taking a number of decisive steps in respect of addressing issues such as energy efficiency, a focus on renewables and of course in terms of changing our laws to ensure that even building codes etc are in fact within the green approach we are taking.”

Sayed-Khaiyum says in July, Fiji became the only country whose Emissions Reductions Payment Document was unconditionally selected into the portfolio of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility for which the World Bank is trustee, secretariat and delivery partner.

The ERP Agreement workshop has been organized to equip REDD+ Fiji and its stakeholders with the ability to negotiate with World Bank and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) for the ERP Agreement.

The three-day workshop will help stakeholders effectively negotiate the ERPA in the coming months.

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