More infrastructure and beneficial programs for Fijians
November 24, 2017 4:31 am
Fijians can expect infrastructure and beneficial programs to roll out next year.
Minister responsible for Climate Change, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says this is after all the agreements and initiatives launched at the COP23 in Bonn, Germany.
Sayed-Khaiyum says relationships were developed in Bonn and they will greatly benefit Fijians and other small island developing states.
“The regional Pacific NDC hub will be based in Suva in Fiji, it will provide expertise for developing regional solutions to mitigate global warning and enhance efforts by Pacific Islands to adapt to climate change.”
He says having the hub based in Fiji will help the country’s economy in terms of more people visiting the country.
Sayed-Khaiyum adds that Fijians will also benefit from an initiative called the Health Initiative for the Vulnerable that was agreed to in Bonn.
“The special initiative to protect people living in small island developing states from the health impacts of climate change.”
Meanwhile, the Adaptation Fund was replenished with a total of $93.3 million US dollars, exceeding this year’s funding target by $13 million.