Fiji is leading by example for other nations in the world when it comes to climate action.
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama while speaking at the Commonwealth Secretariat Climate Change And Ocean Action Event during COP 25 says the Commonwealth can play a vital role as a staging ground for the global coalition to act on climate change.
“From our role as co-chair of the First UN Conference on Oceans, to the launch of the Ocean pathway at COP23, to our unrelenting effort – on behalf of all PSIDS – to engrain oceans in the processes of the UNFCCC, Fiji is in this campaign to get tangible results,” PM Bainimarama said.
PM Bainimarama will later this week lead a soft-launch of a new coalition of countries committed to 100 per cent integrated management of EEZs with up to 30 per cent declared Marine Protected Areas by 2030.
“For us, the climate emergency is an oceans emergency. Our oceans – and the mangroves, seagrass and kelp fields they contain – are removing massive amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. But the absorption of carbon emissions is coming at a dangerously high price”