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Pacific Region Of High Priority

The Pacific Region is of high priority to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). These were the sentiments shared by the General Counsel of the GCF, Rutger de Witt Wijnen, in
18 Apr 2015 11:36
Pacific Region Of High Priority

The Pacific Region is of high priority to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

These were the sentiments shared by the General Counsel of the GCF, Rutger de Witt Wijnen, in his meeting yesterday with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

They met to discuss the work of the GCF and how the Pacific could be assisted in its efforts to minimise the impacts of climate change.

They were joined at the GCF’s headquarters in Incheon, South Korea by Jillian Dyszynski, the GCF’s Country Operational Dialogue Specialist and the Second Secretary of the Fiji Embassy in Seoul, Jaljeet Kumar.

According to Mr Wijnen, the GCF was founded as a mechanism to redistribute money from the developed to the developing world, in order to assist the developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change.

He added that it was a fund within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Ratu Inoke, in acknowledging the work undertaken by the GCF, said the Fijian Government fully supported the work of the august body particularly in assistance rendered to Small Island Developing States like Fiji.

Ratu Inoke also took the opportunity to extend an invitation to the Fund’s executive director, Hela Cheikhrouhou, to be part of the 2015 Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Summit scheduled for August 12 to 14.

 




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