ALL nations must arrive in New York this September at the UNSG’s Climate Summit with clear commitments in place to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030, and to become carbon neutral.

This was the message by, Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama and Chair of Pacific Islands Developing States (PSIDS) as he opened the third Climate Action Pacific Partnership (CAPP) meeting at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva this morning.

“New Zealand’s new Zero Carbon Bill tabled last week deserves commendation in that regard. Many countries will arrive in September with similarly enhanced NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions) and it is my strong hope that the nations represented here will be among them,” Prime Minister Bainimarama said.

Prime Ministers and Head of States from Pacific Islands Countries are in attendance for the two day meeting discussing issues such as presenting a strong Pacific voice in the UN Climate Summit 2019, climate finance innovations, mechanisms to address climate risk and cushion loss and damage as well as climate security issues in the Pacific.

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