Fiji’s National Adaptation Plan was launched today by the COP 23 President and Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Frank Bainimarama in Katowice, Poland.
Speaking at the event PM Bainimarama said that the plan is a comprehensive document emphasing a whole of economy approach that aligns with our National Climate Change Policy and other key strategies such as the National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy, the the Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Green Growth Framework.
“Above all, it places our adaptation strategy at the core of Fiji’s five and 20 year National Development Plan. So it is a holistic approach to reducing risk and stresses the critical importance of our response to the climate threat being as efficient as it can possibly be,” PM Bainimarama said.
The Fijian head of government also acknowledged Dr Adrian Fenton and the National Adaptation Plan Global Network for proving Fiji with the technical and financial support to develop this blueprint for Fiji’s adaptation efforts and the and Canada governments for their assistance with the project.