PM vows to continue climate action beyond COP24
September 29, 2018 7:00 pm
The Prime Minister and COP23 President Voreqe Bainimarama has vowed to continue the fight against climate change beyond his Presidential term.
Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, Bainimarama in his national address explained how critical it is to urge global action.
“Fijis coming to the end of its Presidency of COP23 of the United Nations ongoing climate negotiations among the nations of the world but the struggle to fight global warming and to end the degradation of our oceans will continue to be Fiji’s highest priority. The many disastrous effects of climate change that we are seeing in the South Pacific or around the world, the same can be said of the enormous stresses on the ocean arising out of acidification, overfishing, warming and plastic refuse. The time to debate those facts is long past”
The Prime Minister was also scathing of countries that choose to work with fossil fuel despite the avalanche of evidence that shows how harmful it is to the environment and how it contributes to rising carbon gas emissions.