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NGOs call for urgent climate action

July 3, 2017 6:11 pm

Members of NGOs both local, regional and international gathered on the fringes of Albert Park in Suva yesterday to call for urgent action on climate change.

About 100 activists turned out at six in the morning holding banners and chanting various calls for action on climate justice.

With the Climate Action Pacific Partnership meeting being held across the road, it was also an opportunity to also grab the attention of Pacific Leaders in attendance.

Political Adviser to NGO DIVA, Noelene Nabulivou says they’re trying to escalate the climate agenda.

“There’s women who are here from the women defending the Women’s Common Campaign, there’s also people from the PICANN network and as many other groups, there’s Greenpeace and we’re all kinds of social justice, civil society and people’s movements who want to say this is too big for it to be only about governments about the planet, and if it’s about the planet then it takes everyone to change everything.”

At the demonstration, the activists were joined by New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett as well as American actress Shailene Woodley who’s in Fiji shooting a movie.