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Fijians should be proud of COP23 achievements

November 23, 2017 5:48 pm

It was a historical moment for the country and one which every Fijian should be proud of when Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama assumed the COP23 presidency earlier this month.

The meeting in Bonn, Germany ended on a high note last weekend.

Minister responsible for climate change Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says more funding has been secured for climate adaptation and global partnerships have been launched to provide millions of climate vulnerable people affordable access to insurance.

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He adds Fiji is now a global leader and has accomplished more than what state parties had expected.

Sayed-Khaiyum has also slammed critics that are opposing the work done at the COP23 adding these are only political points.

“We can also see how this has also meant at the domestic level some real direct assistance for Fiji in respect to whether it’s insurance or whether it’s our ability to get more assistance for climate related matters whether it’s to build intellectual capital that’s essential for us to be able to deal with this matters but also at the very practical level of infrastructure projects that we’ll be getting off the ground.”

Sayed-Khaiyum adds the COP23 achievements has made Fiji a global leader.

Meanwhile, a small traditional welcome ceremony has been planned for the COP23 delegates in Suva this morning.

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