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Sharpen Knowledge To Determine Planet’s Future: Matisse

An environmental activist has encouraged the Pacific Islands to sharpen their general knowledge and understanding of climate change and understand the operations of many decision making bodies. “Pacific Islanders must
22 Aug 2017 11:00
Sharpen Knowledge To Determine Planet’s Future: Matisse

An environmental activist has encouraged the Pacific Islands to sharpen their general knowledge and understanding of climate change and understand the operations of many decision making bodies.

“Pacific Islanders must take our seat at the tables determining the fate of the region, the planet and humankind,” said Head of Pacific Net Greenpeace Australia – Pacific, Matisse Walkden-Brown.

Ms Walkden-Brown was speaking recently at the seventh COP23 awareness seminar at the University of Fiji Saweni campus in Lautoka on the topic ‘Pacific Island Represent: Leaving a global legacy’.

Ms Walkden-Brown said while the Pacific Islands may be at the forefront of climate change, the region could not be relegated to the sidelines of climate change policy.

She said the Pacific needed to lobby for long-term solutions such as the banning of the expansion and exploration for more fossil fuels.

The next COP 23 awareness seminar session is scheduled for Friday, August 25, at The University of Fiji’s Saweni Campus.

Source: University of Fiji

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