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PM calls on delegates to show evidence of their climate fight

November 14, 2017 12:24 am

Prime Minister and COP23 President Voreqe Bainimarama closed the climate summit leaders program in Bonn, Germany calling on delegates to show examples of the change they’re making in the fight against climate change.

Bainimarama says climate action must be seen beyond the meetings and plenaries of COP23 to make a real difference.

“It will be a wonderful outcome for our Presidency to see you all provide evidence your successful reduction in emissions and your contribution to your national accounting and reporting, to merge the local with the national and the national with the global so that you contribute to the global process and we can achieve the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement, the one point five target.”

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The COP23 President reiterated the urgency needed for ambitious climate action given the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States.

“Fiji comes to Bonn with a message, a message that we need to act urgently, faster, quicker together in unity, that’s the only way we can get things done.”

COP23 will end this Friday after two weeks of deliberations.

195 countries are expected to agree to a number of issues, the most contentious being agreeing to the global warming cap of one point five Degree Celsius.

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