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Fiji works on low carbon strategy for submission in Paris

August 18, 2015 12:44 am

Fiji is currently working on its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) and plans to submit its low carbon strategy prior to the World Climate Summit meet in December.

Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola says the government considers this being an enormous commitment despite its extremely low level of carbon dioxide emissions of 1.5 million tons carbon dioxide per year for the year 2013.

“This translates to 1.6 tonnes per capita compared to the world average of 5.4 tonnes per capita. Under its INDC, Fiji is committed to switching to a low carbon pathway provided that its contribution is considered voluntary, in that we rely on the support of the industrial countries to meet our targets.”

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Kubuabola adds the government as well as the civil society endorse the position of the Alliance of Small Island States in particular the 1.5 degrees celsius related long term goal.

While launching the Science and Cultural Week in Suva last night, Ratu Inoke said Fiji wants to encourage all major emitters to present INDC’s consistent with the science and ambitious long term goal.

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