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Fiji Makes Its Mark At Climate Change Talks

As the talks ended yesterday, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama earned the distinction as the only leader to have addressed all the five climate summits.
30 Sep 2019 11:47
Fiji Makes Its Mark At Climate Change Talks
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, in his last official engagement in New York, meets United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Photo: PM’s Office

Fiji has once again stamped its mark on the world stage in the United Nations climate change summits.

It scored 10 out of 10.

As the talks ended yesterday, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama earned the distinction as the only leader to have addressed all the five climate summits.

His leadership and insightful contribution combined with the powerful presentations by the Fijian youth delegates impacted so heavily on world leaders and representatives that they sat up and listened.

Team Fiji went to New York well prepared with ideas. It did not see the summits as another talkfest.

It wanted action and commitment and it led by example.

Mr Bainimarama’s final statement in New York summed up Fiji’s performance.

“Fiji’s mark on history this week was not defined by the size of our nation but rather by the strength of our commitments.

“We should all be proud of the effort and energy Fiji is giving the campaigns for climate action and sustainable development.”

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