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Pacific Leaders to meet next month for climate talks

June 9, 2018 7:03 pm

Discussions on climate struggle and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be the core topic for Pacific Leaders who are schedule to gather in Suva for the Climate Action Pacific Partnership event next month.

President Major General Retired Jioji Konrote highlighted this while officially launching the Pacific Ocean Portal together with the World Oceans Day Symposium last week.

Konrote says the Climate Action Pacific Partnership is also a Pacific Talanoa dialogue as a prelude to the Talanoa Dialogue, Fiji will preside over with Poland at the COP24 in December.

“As Fiji’s Head of State, I appeal to the leaders of all Pacific nations to join us in Suva so that we can set an example for the whole world of building a consensus for more ambition .The Pacific is leading the way with these talanoa a Pacific concept of decision making that is inclusive, blame Free and produces concrete action.”

Konrote says we must clean up our act whether it is more decisive climate action or to tackle the pollution and overfishing that is slowly killing our oceans.