There is no time left: Saran
November 5, 2017 8:44 pm
In a pre-event to the UN Climate meeting, COP23 Climate Ambassador Deo Saran has reiterated the need to act now and change the way we live, consume and travel.
Saran made the statement while travelling from Berlin to Bonn on a train run entirely on renewable energy.
The Climate Ambassador noted there was no time left and that Fiji will bring a sense of urgency to COP23.
He says the people who live in the Pacific are already being greatly affected by the impacts of climate change and that our people are heavily reliant on the ocean.
Saran commended the German government for taking the initiative to calculate the carbon footprint of the conference and to offset these emissions with certified emission credits from the Clean Development Mechanism projects (CDM) with a preference for ones registered in Small Island Developing States.
He also stressed that every individual effort to limit greenhouse gas emission counts and that we all have a role to play because we are all in the same boat with only one planet to share.
The United Nations Conference of the Parties officially begins today in Bonn, Germany with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to effectively take over the Presidency of the global climate meeting.