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Fiji to highlight climate change fight at UN meet

September 23, 2015 6:14 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be highlighting Fiji’s fight against climate change at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

However, Bainimarama told FBC News he cannot give details as he is yet to finalise his programme at the high level meeting.

Bainimarama leaves the country tomorrow night to attend the 70th General Assembly which will be attended by a number of world leaders.

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The meeting is expected to forge solutions and adopt an inspiring new development agenda.

UN Secretary General Bai Ki Moon says he is encouraged by new investments in renewable energy and major commitments to reduce harmful greenhouse emissions.

He says the phenomenal changes underway are putting wind in the sails of climate action.

However, he’s concerned that not enough is being done to keep temperature rise under the 2-degree Celsius threshold.

World leaders have been urged to raise ambition and then match ambition with action.

The annual general debate will begin at UN Headquarters on Monday.

Member states will gather in New York from Friday the Sustainable Development Summit.

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