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PM, Making It Count In Paris

Our 40-member delegation to the Conference of Parties (COP21) has arrived in Paris to join the international community to begin climate change talks. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said this would
01 Dec 2015 10:11
PM, Making It Count In Paris
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Our 40-member delegation to the Conference of Parties (COP21) has arrived in Paris to join the international community to begin climate change talks.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said this would “arguably be our last chance to get the world to act.”
In Paris, the PM will lobby not only for Fiji, but other Pacific island states on measures to be taken to arrest the reduction in carbon emissions.
“The nations of the world will gather in Paris for the World Climate Summit, where the industrialised nations will be asked to confront – once and for all – the global threat of climate change – to deliver the commitments needed to reduce carbon emissions, arrest global warming and halt sea level rises that threaten vast areas of the world and every Small Island Developing State,” Mr Bainimarama said.
“Our message in Paris will be simple. We are doing what we can to help ourselves. It is now time – high time – for the industrialised nations to do what they must do to save us and save our planet. They must cut their carbon emissions and by much more than many of them are planning to do.”
At regional and international forums, Mr Bainimarama pointed out that the effects of climate change in the region had begun threatening the lives and existence of Pacific islanders.
He will speak on the Suva Declaration on Climate Change, which is a collective call by Pacific leaders to the international community to not only realise, but act on the effects of global warming.
“We are all suffering in the Pacific already to a lesser or greater extent by the encroaching seas.
“In Fiji, we’ve already had to move some villages out of harm’s way and have identified more than 600 other communities that are under threat and need close attention.”

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