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Seruiratu Urges Developed Nations To Address Gaps

Developed nations have a special responsibility to work with us on practical, affordable and holistic solutions to the problems we face. And Fiji is urging these nations to play a
10 Jun 2017 11:00
Seruiratu Urges Developed Nations To  Address Gaps
Agriculture Minister and Climate Champion Inia Seruiratu .

Developed nations have a special responsibility to work with us on practical, affordable and holistic solutions to the problems we face.

And Fiji is urging these nations to play a greater role in taking our collective response to another level.

This was the message by Agriculture Minister and Climate Champion Inia Seruiratu from New York on Thursday.

Speaking at a Partnership Dialogue on increasing scientific knowledge and developing research capacity and transfer of marine technology, Mr Seruiratu said a lot has been said about climate change.

The partnership dialogue took place on the margins of the United Nations Ocean Conference.

“We have heard a lot about the global impact of climate change and a great deal of scientific effort has gone into this over the years

“But we were surprised to learn when we took on this task that very little research has been done on the specific impacts on Small Island Developing States, even though we are among the most vulnerable.”

Fiji has asked Germany to help address this gap by setting up a joint research facility in Fiji. This institute would bring together researchers from the world-renowned Potsdam Institute for Climate Research and the University of the South Pacific.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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