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Mataitoga Lectures On Pacific ‘Need’

Fiji’s Ambassador to Japan Isikeli Mataitoga, earlier this month, delivered a lecture on Climate Change and its Impact on Fiji at the United Nations University (UNU) Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
22 Dec 2014 12:13
Mataitoga Lectures On Pacific ‘Need’
Fiji’s Ambassador to Japan Isikeli Mataitoga (right), presents honorary consul- general Takeyuki Moriya the Consular Commission during a ceremony held in Sendai. Japan. Photo: DEPTO

Fiji’s Ambassador to Japan Isikeli Mataitoga, earlier this month, delivered a lecture on Climate Change and its Impact on Fiji at the United Nations University (UNU) Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

The lecture was part of UNU’s Ambassador Lecture Series, a forum that provides an opportunity for UNU students and interns to engage with government officials on political, economic, and social issues.

Mr Mataitoga highlighted the adverse effects and risks of climate change and rising sea level facing Fiji and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

He said addressing the problems related to climate change at domestic and international level was a priority for the Fijian Government.

“Like many SIDS, Fiji’s capacity to respond to climate change is often constrained by its limited economic, human and technological resources,” Mr Mataitoga said.

The Ambassador pointed out that securing funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures is a great challenge to many SIDS.

 

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