Denmark reaffirms commitment to support Fiji’s fight against climate change

Denmark reaffirms commitment to support Fiji’s fight against climate change

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 09/09/2023
Photo:Fiji Government

Denmark has reassured the Fijian government of their commitment to strengthen support for Fiji in the areas of climate change, renewable energy and issues that matter to Small Islands Developing States.

During a courtesy visit to the Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Lenora Qereqeretabua, Special Representative for its candidacy to the United Nations (UN) Security Council Holger K. Nielsen says Denmark is committed to working closely with Fiji to deepen cooperation in important areas of development such as economy, trade and tourism.

Nielsen also reassured Denmark’s commitment to see how best they can support Fiji through initiatives such as Green Climate Fund accessibility, Loss and Damage and climate adaptation in the lead up to, and beyond, COP28; a global event to take place from 30 November to 12 December 2023 at Expo City, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Nielsen’s visit was an opportunity to elevate Denmark’s cooperation with Fiji by seeing how best they can realign their support with Fiji’s development priorities.

Qereqeretabua acknowledged Denmark’s support to Fiji over the years and highlighted the potential to further enhance our cooperation, particularly through initiatives such as the Green Climate Fund.

The Assistant Minister also highlighted the challenges faced by the Small Island Developing States like Fiji due to climate change and the need for the 2023 Conference of the Parties, COP28, to deliver concrete results for Fiji and the region.

She says Fiji looks forward to working closely with Denmark to further deepen the diplomatic relations in advancing sustainable development.

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