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No room for failure at Katowice: Saran

June 14, 2018 6:35 pm

The deadline for contributions to the ‘Talanoa Dialogue’ process through the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) portal ends on October 29th.

Fiji’s Ambassador to the European Union, Deo Saran says now more than ever the global community must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront the climate threat.

Saran says the political phase of the Talanoa Dialogue will come at COP24 in Katowice, Poland in December.

Speaking at the EU for Talanoa Conference in Brussels, Saran says the COP parties will come together under the stewardship of Fiji and Poland to decide what needs to be done to raise ambition in the Nationally Determined Contributions.

He says there is no room for failure at Katowice.

Saran told the delegates there is no luxury of time and it is critical the initiative succeeds.

He says this is why the COP23 presidency is appealing to the whole world to seize the opportunity to build on the achievements of the Paris Agreement and put the climate struggle on a new and more ambitious course.