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Fijian Prime Minister stresses on climate financing again

March 29, 2019 4:19 pm
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

The Climate Action Pacific Partnership event is set to be held in Fiji next month.

It will focus on supporting nationally-determined contributions and mobilising innovative climate finance in the Pacific.

In addition to this, the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in September will provide an opportunity for every country to present concrete and realistic plans.

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Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, has once again challenged major economies to support greater financing and assistance for developing countries.

“We’re asleep at the wheel and we’re headed for disaster. It’s time for us to wake up and correct our course by taking concrete steps towards a secure future. Each and every country must review its nationally determined contributions and develop short, medium and long-term strategies to achieve higher ambition in their climate action plans.”

Speaking at an event at the UN Headquarters, Bainimarama says 2019 is a critical year for climate action.

He says the Talanoa Dialogue process revealed that many technologies and innovations needed to decarbonise economies already exist.

“What’s missing is the level of political will needed to take up these tools and utilise them in an unprecedented global effort to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero-emissions by 2050.”

Bainimarama stressed that Fiji will continue to convene and support talanoas that help countries – together with sub-national governments, businesses and civil society – search for the best strategies.

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