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NZ to spend millions on climate change

July 29, 2018 7:49 pm

The New Zealand Government will spend over seven-hundred million dollars in the next four years to fund initiatives and programs in Fiji and the South Pacific in addressing climate change.

NZ’s Minister Responsible for Climate Change James Shaw says they look forward in trying to make a difference as changing climatic conditions is not only affecting the Pacific but the world.

“To tackle climate change and adapt to its impacts will be a priority for over 700 million dollars of new development corporation funding that New Zealand will spend over the next four years. We want to work with our Pacific partners to find regional solutions to our shared challenges.”

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Meanwhile, Minister Responsible for Climate Change Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says carbon emissions in Fiji and the Pacific is low but funds are needed to start renewable energy projects.

“We look forward to implementing such initiatives like energy efficiency, using more renewable energy and using cleaner and greener transportation.”

Sayed- Khaiyum says Fiji has bench marked to achieve close to 100% renewable electrical energy and hopes to have general improvement in energy efficiency across the country by 2030.

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