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PM Bainimarama To Advance Battle Against Climate Change In Meeting With British PM, Prince Charles

PM Bainimarama To Advance  Battle Against Climate Change In Meeting With British PM, Prince Charles
British Prime Minister Theresa May and Commonwealth climate campaigner, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.
March 12
10:00 2018

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May and prominent Commonwealth climate campaigner, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles.

The meetings will held on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London next month.

Fiji’s focus during the meeting will be advancing the fight against climate change.

In his 2018 Commonwealth address, President Jioji Konrote said Mr Bainimarama would assume leadership of a number of Commonwealth side events in which he will stress the importance of maximum ambition and action to limit the global temperature increase.

Mr Bainimarama will join representatives of 52 other nations in London next month where discussion will centre around the theme of “Towards a Common Future”.

“Fiji is leading this effort because we know that the world must achieve zero net carbon emissions as soon as possible if we are to have any chance of averting the more extreme impacts of climate change such as Tropical Cyclone Winston,” Mr Konrote said.

“In London, we will also be stressing the inextricable link between climate change and the health of our oceans. Plus the need to reduce the acidity and coral bleaching that threatens to make our reefs extinct within the lifetimes of Fijians being born today.”

Mr Konrote assured that our commitment to the Commonwealth remained strong.

“The Commonwealth is also a powerful force for good in the world and an important vehicle for sustainable development and improving the lives of its 2.4 billion citizens and, in turn, every person on earth.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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