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Municipal Programme To Be Rolled Out: Bala

“This will make Nadi the first Fijian and South Pacific municipality to take a lead in climate change mitigation” The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Parveen Bala will
04 Jun 2017 11:00
Municipal Programme To Be Rolled Out: Bala
From left: Nadi Bula Festival Trust president Leone Naivalu, Minister for Local Government Parveen Bala, and Nadi Town Council CEO Peter Dinning during the launch of the Digicel Nadi Bula Festival at the Tanoa Skylodge Hotel in Nadi on June 2, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

“This will make Nadi the first Fijian and South Pacific municipality to take a lead in climate change mitigation”

The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment Parveen Bala will soon be announcing a special Municipal Climate Change Adaptation Programme roll out.

This will be in line with the theme and objectives of the upcoming COP23 event which Fiji holds presidency.

Mr Bala said the Nadi Town Council was at the forefront of this initiative, in association with the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment, by joining the Global Compact of Mayors (GCoM), an international body affiliated to COP accords and the United Nations.

“This will make Nadi the first Fijian and South Pacific municipality to take a lead in climate change mitigation by joining GCoM, and providing benchmark data on a global online platform in real time; on local carbon emissions,” Mr Bala said.

“This will be the first phase of a four phase programme that will take Nadi from commitment to be compliance through its Climate Change programmes.

“Similar programme will be rolled out in other municipalities.

“I humbly request you all to join your respective municipal councils and assist in the adaptation activities as planned.

“Your commitment and assistancewill see us a leaving a caring environment for our future generations.”

Mr Bala also urged the citizens of Nadi to take pride and unity in the 57th Digicel Bula Festival.

“We cannot make for a united and a great Fiji, if we do not show greatness through our unity,” Mr Bala said.

Mr Bala was speaking during the launch of the festival at the Tanoa Skylodge Hotel in Nadi on Friday night.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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