The 5 year anniversary of the Warsaw International Mechanism is particularly meaningful to Fiji.
The Fijian Government, while serving as the Chair of the G77 + China at COP19 in 2013, were inspired with hope, endured with faith, and worked hard with all Parties for a consensus on the Warsaw International Mechanism – a process that we all labored together through late night to early hours of negotiations during COP19 and some of you- current members of the ExCom, if not all present here, know fully well what I am talking about here.
This statement was made by the Permanent Secretary of the Office of Prime Minister, Yogesh Karan today while speaking at the WIM Anniversary Event at the International Conference Centre in Katowice, Poland.
“The incremental steps we are taking since COP19 is gaining momentum and let us continue to track and support the work of the ExCom going forward from here,” PS Karan said.
“Earlier this year, under the COP23 Presidency, the WIM ExCom organized the Suva Expert Dialogue that was instrumental in pushing the conversation on loss and damage, particularly on approaches, associated finance needs, and sources of support.”