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Reverend Lauds Govt On Climate Change Action

The awareness on climate change reached many church denominations in Labasa. During a church service at the Kaleli Methodist church, Reverend Atunaisa Lagilagi shed light on climate change during his
25 Sep 2017 10:54
Reverend Lauds Govt On Climate Change Action
Supporters of the national climate change week after their church service at Kaleli Methodist Church at Vatunibali in Labasa on September 24,2017. Photo: Afa Kaumaitotoya

The awareness on climate change reached many church denominations in Labasa.
During a church service at the Kaleli Methodist church, Reverend Atunaisa Lagilagi shed light on climate change during his sermon.
In an interview after his sermon he said it was a good move by Government to partake in safekeeping the environment for the benefit of our children.
This week is Climate Change Week, which was launched in Suva on Friday. Yesterday, church denominations and other religious groups around the country were engaged in prayers seeking divine blessings for the safekeeping of our environment and our COP23 leadership in Bonn, Germany, come November.
“We are grateful and fully support this move as this will help our country and other Pacific Island countries from the causes of Climate Change that is affecting us,” Mr Lagilagi said.
“We are the cause of what is happening around us. To stop this from happening we should work together regardless of race or religion.”
Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea said we should not only preach about the issue but act on it as well.
“Every single plastic that you throw away affects thousands of people,” he said.
“So it is us who should be acting on keeping our environment clean for the sake of our future generations.
“Everything we do starts from home. If we want to live in a safe and healthy environment, we should work together and educate our young ones on climate change so they can make a difference in the future.”
In Suva, Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji Patron, Pundit Bhuwan Dutt, said Fiji’s COP23 presidency was a great honour because Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was also representing the views of other Pacific Islands in terms of climate change.
“We can see the environmental problems occurring everyday so it’s a great thing that Fiji is holding the COP23 presidency seat because the Prime Minister will make good contributions to the cause of climate change,” he said.
He hopes that members would continue to advocate on climate change in their various communities.
“We will continue to pray for our Prime Minister and his role as President of COP23 as well as his wisdom, strength, humility and authority so that he can execute his leadership role and drive a new and strong agenda at the COP23,” he said.
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