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Fiji To Advance Paris Agreement Work Programme

Fiji To Advance Paris Agreement Work Programme
May 02
11:20 2018

The Fijian COP23 Presidency Team is focused on advancing the Work Programme of the Paris Agreement and is calling on all parties to share that commitment with Fiji.

COP23 Chief Negotiator Luke Dau­nivalu made this statement at a news conference in Bonn, Germany, adding that Fiji had no time to waste and that the Programme must be completed at COP24.

“Fiji intends to bring maximum ambi­tion and maximum momentum to this process, and that will be our guiding principle over the next two weeks and beyond,” he said.

Mr Daunivalu further said the Talanoa Dialogue was a critical pillar of Fiji’s overall effort in reducing carbon emis­sions through the Nationally Deter­mined Contributions (NDCs).

“This dialogue is based on the Pacific model of decision making through story­telling and consensus building, and I am delighted to say that the global communi­ty is responding very positively,” he said.

A Talanoa Dialogue will be held on Sunday with most of the parties in­dicating their attendance, and Fiji is convinced this would achieve genuine results.

Mr Daunivalu also said the team was encouraged by the number of countries that had ratified the Kyoto Protocol and were urging the remaining countries to make that ratification a priority.

Source: DEPTFO News

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