Australia gives AUD$1m to Fiji for Climate Change Support programme

Australia gives AUD$1m to Fiji for Climate Change Support programme

By Rashika Kumar
Friday 08/04/2022
Australian High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

The Australian Government has given AUD$1 million to Fiji for the new Fiji Australia Climate Change Support programme.

Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they are grateful to the Australian government for the financial assistance towards a national effort to meet our nationally determined contribution under the Paris Agreement.

Sayed-Khaiyum says when Fiji reduces its reliance on fossil fuel, life will become better for Fijians and right now we as price takers for fuel are held hostage to the whims of the international market.

He says Russia’s war on Ukraine is a world away from our islands but its impact on world fuel prices hits our people's pocket.

The Minister further says powering Fijian renewable energy sources frees us from the volatility of the price of oil barrels.

He adds they will utilize Australian financial support to help leverage further resources and capacity to achieve as close to the net zero target as possible.

Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes says with most finance flows globally going towards mitigation in developed countries, 70% of Australia’s climate finance supports adaptation and resilience efforts.

He adds their focus is on integrating climate change and disaster resilience into every sector of Australia’s development program.

Five Squares Father's Day Sale
Five Squares Father's Day Sale

Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
2022 Coca-Cola Games
Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Association General Secretary, Vuli Waqa says they are expecting around 2,500 athletes from 135 schools to participate in this year’s Fiji Finals.
7 days ago

Commonwealth Games 2022
98 athletes carry the hopes of the nation to the 2022 Commonwealth Games
14 days ago

2022-2023 National Budget Debate
The 2022/2023 National Budget Debate full coverage.
20 days ago
2022 Coca Cola Games : Holy Cross leads the Girls Division while QVS remains in first place in the Boys Division after Day 1
Holy Cross College from Taveuni leads the 2022 Coca Cola Games medal tally in the Girls Division with 2 gold and 2 silver while Queen Victoria School ...
5 hours ago
FEO launches revamped General Elections app
You will now be able to get the results of the 2022 General Elections on the palm of your hands following the launch of the revamped General ...
5 hours ago

ITF recommends urgent independent review and reform of the FNPF governance structure
A new study of the Fiji National Provident Fund by the International Transport Workers Federation has recommended an urgent independent review and ...
6 hours ago

Tavailagi of RKS sets new record in Sub Junior Boys Long Jump and also qualifies for 100 metres finals
A new record has been set by Aminiasi Tavailagi of Ratu Kadavulevu School in the Sub Junior Boys Long Jump, and he has also qualified for the 100 ...
6 hours ago

Tough tussle in the Senior Girls 100 metres with MGM’s Boletakanakadavu and Saint Joseph’s Sec Seeto clocking 12 seconds
A tough tussle is expected in the Senior Girls 100 metres final tomorrow as Mahatma Gandhi Memorial School’s Kesaia Boletanakadavu and Saint ...
6 hours ago

Inoke of MGM clocks 10.80 seconds and favourite to win the Blue Ribbon event
Waisale Inoke of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial School will go in as the favourite to win the Senior Boys 100 metres tomorrow after clocking the fastest ...
6 hours ago