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Fiji stresses importance of battles against climate change

Faiyaz Koya

A Fijian Minister on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 stressed  the importance of dealing with climate change, saying the existential threat of climate change will persist much longer than any pandemic. Faiyaz Koya, Fiji’s Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Faiyaz Koya, the Fiji’s Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, said this while speaking at a virtual conference on ...

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Forests vital to fight against climate change, says Fijian president

Jioji Konrote

Fijian President, Jioji Konrote, on Friday, March 19, 2021 stressed the importance of forests in the fight against climate change. Fijian President, Jioji Konrote “We all know that the world desperately needs to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. “Therefore, forests are in the front lines in the fight against climate change. We need our forests as much ...

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UNDP provides help for schools in Fiji affected by cyclone

Sanaka Samarasinha

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is helping Fiji to reach out to communities severely affected by tropical cyclone Yasa. UN Resident Coordinator for Fiji, Mr Sanaka Samarasinha The aim is to ensure schools are ready to open in January. Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania, in the South Pacific Ocean, 1,100 ...

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Cyclone Yasa leaves trail of destruction in parts of Fiji

Fiji Cyclone

A powerful cyclone that tore through Fiji late last week has caused havoc in some areas and left people without shelter and freshwater, Fiji Red Cross said on Sunday, December 20, 2020. Niumaia Yalewa 49, his wife Esita 30 and their 6-year-old daughter 6 return to their house, completely destroyed by Cyclone Yasa, northern Bua, Vanua Levu, Fiji, December 19, ...

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Climate change concerns as destructive Cyclone Yasa rips across Fiji

Cyclone Yasa

Barely a week after global celebrations for the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Cyclone Yasa ripped across Fiji with destructive winds of up to 345km/h. Outcome of the Cyclone Yasa fury Such strong cyclones in the Pacific islands were rare in the past, but have become increasingly common, intense and unpredictable due to climate change, according to observers. Yasa is said to be the ...

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Espinosa to diplomats: I seek your support for COP23

Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 briefed embassies in Berlin, Germany regarding the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) holding in Bonn, Germany from November 6 to 17, 2017. The UNFCCC secretariat is hosting COP23, in close collaboration with the Government of Fiji, who will serve as the ...

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Fiji’s vision for COP23, by Bainimarama


Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, as incoming President of the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, addressed delegates on Thursday, May 18 2017, the final day of the May UN Climate Change Conference in the former German capital. In his address, he set out his vision for Fiji’s Presidency of COP23. Excerpts: Certainly, the ball is being passed ...

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Bonn: Fiji outlines COP23 priorities, as nations make progress on Paris Agreement implementation guidelines


The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) May conference closed in Bonn on Thursday, May 18, 2017 with Fiji Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, the in-coming president of COP23, presenting his political vision for the November Summit. These include forging “a grand coalition to accelerate climate action before 2020 and beyond between civil society, the scientific community, the private sector ...

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Fiji launches COP23 logo


Fijian Prime Minister and incoming President of COP 23, Frank Bainimarama, on Monday, April 10, 2017 launched the logo for this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held in Bonn in November. Also present at the launch was German State Secretary for the Environment, Jochen Flasbarth. COP23 implies the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties to ...

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We’ll represent 7.5bn people at COP23 – Fiji

Inia Seruiratu

Speaking on the occasion of Earth Hour on 25 March, Fiji’s Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu, said: “The future of Fiji is at stake. The future of our planet is at stake. And we are taking on these responsibilities not only for every Fijian and every Pacific islander but for all 7.5 billion ...

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