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CLIMATE CHANGE:Old Capital Comes Alive at Climate Week Launch

The momentum of the Climate Week launch was no different in the Old Capital. Schools, businesses and Government agencies gathered at Levuka Town on Friday for the launch of  the
24 Sep 2017 09:09
CLIMATE CHANGE:Old Capital Comes Alive at Climate Week Launch
Government officials, school students, residents and businesses took part in the march in Levuka Town on September 22, 2017. Photo: Manhar Lal

The momentum of the Climate Week launch was no different in the Old Capital.

Schools, businesses and Government agencies gathered at Levuka Town on Friday for the launch of  the event that coincides with Fiji’s COP23 presidency in November in Bonn, Germany.

Commissioner Eastern Luke Moroivalu said: “This event aims to encourage all Fijians to participate in raising awareness and taking actions to help reduce our carbon footprint.

“The Prime Minister as the COP23 President this year, has his intentions very clear, that is his Presidency is for every Fijian, every Pacific Islander and every global citizen.

“As a division consisting mostly of maritime islands and its unique natural landscapes and beauty, we however are affected adversely in the face of climate change and its impacts,” he said.

“This does not mean to strike terror in our hearts, but to strengthen us in securing a better future for our future generation, and the only way to do so is to share our ideas and lessons learnt from previous climate events to help us build resilience and promote a culture of adaptability.

“For instance, the use of traditional and modern knowledge in building resilience at all levels.”

Celebrations in the Eastern division will see a week long programme in Levuka, Kadavu, Gau, Koro and Lau.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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