Let’s walk the talk in climate emergency: PM
December 11, 2019 10:15 am
Let’s all walk the talk like Fiji is doing as the grave danger of climate change surrounds us says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
Speaking exclusively to FBC News during COP 25 in Spain, Bainimarama says making statements on the big stage will come to nothing if super powers of the world fail to consume the message of climate change.
Activists and experts are now calling the demise our climate, an emergency rather than change and Bainimarama again sending a very stern message to other world leaders.
“We want to tell the world, that we are suffering, the small nations are suffering because of their inaction. They need to come on board to fight this climate change that we all fighting. We continue to say that our emissions are negligible but we need to do the right thing, even in the small nations, so that big nations can see us counter this and do the same thing.”
Word on the streets of Madrid and also within those attending the meetings is that some delegates appear to be clinging to vested interests and ignorant of warning signs.
Bainimarama says our voices cannot be drowned by the procrastinating nature of others.
“The more we talk about it, the more hopefully the leaders will take on board the seriousness of what the issue is all about. But we need to get rid of coal. There are a whole lot of things coming on board now. Cement for instance, transportation-we need to have a look at those and those are the things we need to look at to straighten up things.”
Bainimarama also took part in a number of plenary discussions this morning as COP 25 enters it crucial week, ending on Friday.