Fiji will maintain its Climate Change stance: PM
December 4, 2019 7:10 am
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has made his stand clear on the COP 25 meeting that started yesterday.
Bainimarama says Fiji together with other climate champions will demand the full implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
He says the climate impacts will continue to worsen in the short term and it is vital to secure decisive cuts in carbon emissions.
“For us, the goalposts of these negotiations have not shifted an inch. We must limit global temperature rise to the 1.5-degree Celsius target to ensure the survival of the world’s most vulnerable economies and long-term prosperity and security for our farmers and the families who rely on their success.”
With climate change being a major threat to our livelihood, Bainimarama says our cities, our communities and our cane farms must all adapt to that reality.
Meanwhile, the Fijian government is working with development partners, including Australia, Japan and the UK to build our research capacity and make Fiji a hub of climate resilient crop production.