11 June, 2023, 12:27 am Central - 19°C Clouds

Accessing climate finance has remained one of the key agenda items for this year's COP - AG

Accessing climate finance has remained one of the key agenda items for this year's COP - AG

By Shanil Singh
Sunday 14/11/2021
Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Climate Change Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. [image: Fijian Govt]

Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Climate Change, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says accessing climate finance has remained one of the key agenda items for this year's Conference of the Parties.

He highlighted this while participating in a panel discussion which focused on addressing the ocean in supporting climate justice in Small Islands Developing States.

Sayed-Khaiyum says we need to curb the emissions behind climate change while also moving our oceans towards regimes of sustainable management.

He says rather than relegate our ocean as a climate victim, we can pursue opportunities that help make the ocean a climate solution through ocean-based forms of renewable energy.

Sayed-Khaiyum says the climate crisis is an oceans crisis and it is critical that we tackle both of these challenges simultaneously.

He adds for Small Islands Developing States, access to affordable finance is critical to adapt our communities and infrastructure, shift towards clean energy, and help build sustainable blue economies.

Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Ratu Sukuna Celebrations 2023
People turned out in numbers to be part of the Ratu Sukuna Day celebrations, which began with a march from the Flea Market to Albert ...
3 days ago

Girmit Celebrations 2023
The Girmit story isnโ€™t a story confined to one community in Fiji, it is a story that belongs to all of us. This was highlighted by the National ...
15 days ago

Fiscal Review Commitee members, Richard Naidu and Vani Catanasiga appear on fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Fiscal Review Committee chair, Richard Naidu and senior member, Vani Catanasiga appeared on fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan to discuss ...
17 days ago
Drua bows out of Super Rugby Pacific after 49-8 defeat to Crusaders
The Swire Shipping Fijian Drua went down 49-8 against defending Shop N Save Super Rugby champion, the Crusaders in Christchurch tonight. The Crusad...
6 hours ago
14 women undergo training on promoting gender equality and human rights
14 feminists, activists, human rights defenders, community trainers, legal practitioners and counsellors from six Pacific Small Islands Developing ...
7 hours ago

Huge turn out for the Roadside Campaign- Deo
More than 400 people including students lined up from Koronivia Road Junction to the Rewa Bridge, along the Kings Highway for the Roadside Campaign ...
7 hours ago

Students conducting awareness campaigns about the Blue water spaces being connected - Nanovu
They have been part of the Ocean Alliance organising the activities for the week with the march and the International School Suva was a big part of ...
7 hours ago

FNU present soli, matanigasau and a thanksgiving protocol to the President
The Fiji National University carried out three iTaukei traditional protocols to President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere at the State House to show their ...
10 hours ago

No change to taxi fare after lackluster response from the industry โ€“ FCCC
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says there are currently no changes to taxi fares due to a lack of financial information provided by ...
10 hours ago