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‘We Do It For Our Future Generation’

‘We Do It For Our  Future Generation’
Penina Moce in Bonn, Germany. Photo: Jyoti Pratibha
November 10
12:40 2017

Penina Moce, 56, from Kabara in Lau has spoken out on climate change in Bonn, Germany.

As a witness of its impact she said we should all take climate change seriously for the sake of our children and their future.

Ms Moce said we should all raise our voices and protect our environment which our children would inherit.

Ms Moce said she represented not only the Lau Group but the whole of Fiji.

Ms Moce who went to Germany under World Wildlife Fund (WWF) represented Fiji in climate change talks in Argentina in 2004, Japan in 2007 and now in Germany.

“I am here as a witness of climate change effects over the years.We have seen a decline in sea water mussels, fresh fish and a depletion of  other marine organisms that kept our ocean alive and beautiful,” she said.

She said in the past, the Fijian people had no problem in getting fresh seafood as the ocean was always healthy and pollution of the environment was minimal.

“But now as the years passed, we saw the changes. We saw king tides rising to our shores. They affected our surroundings, our farms. Corals are dying and we need the world to understand that we must fight climate change together,” she said.

However, Ms Moce said the effects of climate change had continued to push the people forward to keep living and fighting to save their resources.

“What we do know, whatever we fight for now we must do it for our children, for our future generation.”

She added that climate change was affecting the whole world.

Edited by Naisa Koroi



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