FIJI SPEARHEADS WORLD FIGHT
AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
F iji’s assuming the presidency of the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in November, 2016 provides the island nation the opportunity to highlight to the world the growing threat of extreme weather events, rising seas and changes to agriculture.
“We certainly place great importance on highlighting the impacts of climate change on all vulnerable nations, and especially those of us in the Pacific, where in some instances, we face a threat to our very existence,” said Fiji Prime Minister, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama in an interview with Corporate Traveller.
He hopes for a “change of heart” by United States’ president, Donald Trump, who initiated an American withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the international accord intended to combat greenhouse gas emissions.
“Unless we tackle the root cause of these events - global warming - we all face an unpredictable and terrifying future, not only in the vulnerable nations but in every part of the world.”