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More than 300 delegates to attend CAPP Conference

July 25, 2018 7:08 pm

Pacific leaders and participants of the Climate Action Pacific Partnership Conference were given a traditional welcome by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in Suva last night.

More than 300 delegates from the region and other international countries will be part of the two day Conference which begins today.

The CAPP platform provides an opportunity for these delegates to exchange ideas, innovations, experiences and challenges among various sectors and stakeholders.

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The conference also aims to initiate and accelerate climate action in the Pacific, strengthen partnerships and collaboration between governments, non-party stakeholders, including the private sector, investors, civil society groups and sub-national agencies.

A Pacific Talanoa session will also be hosted at the event as a regional contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue, which is being undertaken by the global community this year to help countries implement and enhance their national climate commitments.

Some of the areas of discussions will include agriculture, forests and land use, ocean, water, health, gender and climate justice, climate financing, low carbon development, decent work and just transition.

The CAPP conference will present an exciting schedule of events, songs and stories.

It’s been organised by the Fijian COP23 Presidency, under the leadership of the High-Level Climate Champion.

Meanwhile, Nauru President Baron Waqa and UN special envoy for Ocean, Peter Thomson were part of the welcoming ceremony yesterday.

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