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Student Proud Of Fiji Taking Part In Climate Cause

Vunimono High School year 11 student William Robin, 16, was among the thousands who marched through Suva yesterday in the launching of the National Climate Change Week programme which will
23 Sep 2017 00:07
Student Proud Of Fiji Taking Part In Climate Cause
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Vunimono High School year 11 student William Robin, 16, was among the thousands who marched through Suva yesterday in the launching of the National Climate Change Week programme which will be held next week.

He said he was proud to have taken part in the march because it showed how committed Fiji was to fulfilling its COP23 presidency role and to addressing the issue of climate change.

“Our Prime Minister is working hard for the betterment of our future and we have to be proud of him and all those who have worked hard to create awareness on the issue of climate change,” William said.

 

Fight back

“To my understanding, climate change is real and it is affecting our planet earth. We have to be able to fight back and maintain our commitment to COP23.


“As a high school student, I believe that removing plastics from our planet will make a big difference. In Fiji, there are rivers and places filled with plastics which is one of the most intensive ways of pollution.

“The pollution, high temperature, heat waves, change in animal migrations, warmer oceans and damaged corals are some of the many factors of climate change.”

Commissioner Central Division Setareki Tale said the march was organised by the COP23 Secretariat to re-emphasis the issue of climate change and create more awareness about it.

“We all are here to show our support for COP23.
It is extremely important to advocate and understand the importance of climate change,” Mr Tale said.

He said people had to understand and gain proper knowledge of what climate change is and what it can do to our country and the world.

“The people are being affected by climate change not just in Fiji or the South Pacific  but the whole world.

“It is a real issue and Fiji is leading the way to address it and tackle the issue.”



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