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Our Chamber Hands Climate Business Presidency To Poland

Our Chamber Hands Climate Business Presidency To Poland
Participants of the Fiji Commerce anfd Employers Federation organised (FCEF) National Climate Change Day: FCEF Responsible Business Breakfast Networking at Suva’s Grand Pacific on November 5, 2018. Photo: Savenaca Baro
November 07
14:39 2018

The Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF) will be handing over the  ‘Marrakech Business Action For Climate’ (MBA 4 Climate) presidency to Poland next month.

FCEF took over  the Global Employers Network’s MBA4 Climate presidency from Morocco in January.

This was confirmed by the FCEF chief executive officer Nesbitt Hazelman, who in an interview said: “We are handing over to Poland at the end of the year.

“The team leaves for Poland on the December 2, where we hope to hold a few side events and also champion and showcase some of the best practices that we have managed to achieve in Fiji.”

Meanwhile, Federation in collaboration with the COP23 Secretariat will be hosting a responsible business breakfast on Monday  at the Grand Pacific Hotel

The theme for the networking breakfast is ‘We Are All in the Same Canoe: Resilient Business & Communities to mark National Climate Day’.

Mr Hazelman said: “It was an opportunity for the private sector through FCEF to bring key stakeholders together and we used this platform to allow some of our members to address various stakeholders on what they have been doing in their businesses.

“How they have been making this transition to take in to account climate change adaptation and mitigation with their business practices.

“It was an opportunity to talk about the good stories that have been happening out there and also for businesses to network with other key stakeholders and development partners.

“The turnout was overwhelming we had everyone turn out at 7am so it goes to show the interest on the work that FCEF has been doing over the last year since taking over the Presidency of the Private sector arm of Climate Change.

“The issues we addressed over the years have sort of sunk home in terms of what the private sector is doing in assisting Government achieve its objective of over 1.5 per cent emission which we continue to do that.

“For the private sector it’s basically walking the talk and we put our backs with Government and in ensuring that we address some of these pertinent issues in relation to climate change in Fiji.

“We had received good assistance from the COP 23 secretariat and they continue to support our initiatives and we thank them for that as the saying goes we are sailing the same canoe.

“This is an opportunity to say thank you and this is what we are doing to assist you in the area.

“We also like to acknowledge the UK Government for their assistance.”




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