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Purpose Of The Talanoa Dialogue Reiterated

COP23 Chief Negotiator ambassador Luke Daunivalu has once again re­iterated the purpose of the ‘Talanoa’ dialogue at the Talanoa Dialogue Plenary in Bonn, Germany. Ambassador Daunivalu highlighted the di­alogue is
04 May 2018 11:00
Purpose Of The Talanoa Dialogue Reiterated
Fiji’s High-Level Climate Champion, Minister Inia Seruiratu shares Fiji’s story on “Where are we?” during the Talanoa Dialogue Plenary in Bonn, Germany

COP23 Chief Negotiator ambassador Luke Daunivalu has once again re­iterated the purpose of the ‘Talanoa’ dialogue at the Talanoa Dialogue Plenary in Bonn, Germany.

Ambassador Daunivalu highlighted the di­alogue is now halfway through its prepara­tory phase with the aim of building a strong foundation for the political phase.

He said Fiji and Poland have been in close co-operation since the beginning of this year and are jointly providing direction to the process.

Fiji’s high-level climate champion and Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Mari­time Development and National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Inia Seruiratu also shared Fiji’s story on “where we are” currently in terms of facing the effects of climate change.

“This is not how we and our children, and our children’s children should live our lives.

“To be living in constant anticipation for the worst under this ever-present danger.

“Dangers that will keep increasing as glob­al temperature continue to rise,” Minister Seruiratu said.

Suva Expert Dialogue on Loss and Damage

Fiji places great importance on the issue of loss and damage for the sake of our peo­ple, our Pacific neighbours, and the billions of other climate vulnerable people through­out the world says COP23 Chief Negotiator ambassador Luke Daunivalu at the Suva Expert Dialogue on Loss and Damage in Bonn, Germany.

Ambassador Daunivalu said Fiji was on the frontline of climate threat and urged those present to focus on how they, as a global community could respond effectively to extreme weather events, along with ris­ing sea-level, changes to agriculture and other increasingly unavoidable impacts of climate change.

“The Fijian Presidency places high im­portance on what is happening here today, which builds on the achievements at COP23 relating to loss and damage.

“These include the Fiji Clearing House for Risk Transfer and the InsuResilience Global Partnership, generously supported by Ger­many and the United Kingdom, which aims to bring affordable insurance and other fi­nancial protection to millions of vulnerable people around the world.

“This was a great achievement, but we need to do more,” Ambassador Daunivalu said.
Source: DEPTFO News

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