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Fiji Pushes Resolution On Climate Change

Fiji Pushes Resolution On Climate Change
Delegates at the 25th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa. Photo: Arishma Devi-Narayan
January 19
11:00 2017

A  resolution was passed at Natadola yesterday calling on nations to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change.

They have also been asked to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement.

The resolution was sponsored by South Korea, Mexico, Indonesia and Fiji. It is aimed at strengthening co-operation on climate change.

The resolution was approved by the plenary session of the 25th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum at the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa.

Countries have been requested through the resolution to accelerate their domestic procedures to join the Paris Agreement.

The chair of APPF, Dr Jiko Luveni, highlighted that the impact of climate change clearly needed a regional action through the APPF for global solutions.

She said many other countries were vulnerable to the constant natural disasters.

“Speakers also highlighted areas and measures of disaster risk reduction, conservation and sustainable development,” Dr Luveni said.

“We can learn from our members who have mitigated the damage by increasing disaster preparedness as we heard from Japan.”

21 resolutions proposed by various member countries had been approved by the APPF Plenary Session.

 

Resolutions included:

Economic and Trade Co-operation in the Asia-Pacific Region,

Elimination of Violence Against Women, Counter Terrorism,

Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Strengthening systems of Border Control and Monitoring to Combat Human and Drug Trafficking,

Co-operation in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific Region

Promotion of Conservation and Sustainable use of Ecosystems, Oceans and Marin Resources

Ensuring Sustainable Development

Promoting Food and Security

Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls

The Middle East Peace Progress

Parliamentary Co-operation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth in the Asia Pacific Region through Digital Economy

Promoting Good Governance and Strengthening Anti-Corruption Measures

And Promoting Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue

 

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  arishma.narayan@fijisun.com.fj

 

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