Fiji Plans To Fight For Other Climate Change Vulnerable Nations

PM: plan to use presidency at the COP-23 UN climate conference to negotiate and request funding for smaller island nations that are experiencing the effects of climate change

By Litia Cava

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, January 29, 2017) – Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji will not rest until vulnerable nations have access to financial resources needed in order to adapt its economies and communities to the reality of climate change.

"We have been a voice for the Pacific, and for every low-lying area of the world vulnerable to the ravages of climate change," Mr Bainimarama said.

"The great task we have of future-proofing our nation against climate catastrophe is due to the actions of the industrialised world, so it is entirely reasonable that those global powers do their part in helping build up our resilience. 

"The stakes are too high for us to accept anything less."

The Prime Minister said Government plans to use its presidency at the COP-23 UN climate conference to negotiate and request funding for smaller island nations that are experiencing the effects of climate change.

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