We simply cannot settle for anything less than the survival of every Pacific Island Country - Bainimarama

We simply cannot settle for anything less than the survival of every Pacific Island Country - Bainimarama

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 15/07/2022
[Photo: Fijian Government]

We simply cannot settle for anything less than the survival of every Pacific Island Country and that requires that all high emitting economies implement science-based plans to decisively reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreementโ€™s 1.5-degree temperature threshold.

This was the message from Fijian Prime Minister and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum Leadersโ€™ meeting, Voreqe Bainimarama while speaking to Pacific Leaders on the outcome of the 51st Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting.

He says throughout every meeting and discussion he has held this week, he has been clear and consistent in their ask for more ambitious climate commitments.

Bainimarama says this requires that the Pacific end their fossil fuel addiction, including coal.

He adds they also discussed the position taken by the Government of the Republic of Kiribati and reaffirmed the collective agreement to continue to dialogue with Kiribati to find a resolution to this impasse.

The Prime Minister says he will continue to work in the coming weeks and months together with Forum Leaders and the Secretary-General on this matter.

Bainimarama confirmed they have reached a resolution on the withdrawal of other Micronesian family members, which is now entitled the Suva Agreement where 17 of the Forum Leaders have signed this document




Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Queen Elizabeth II passes away
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
8 days ago

Fiji wins Melrose Cup after 17 years
Fiji wins the RWC 7s title after 17 year drought
9 days ago

2022 Electoral Amendment Bill
AG tables Electoral Amendment Bill in parliament to be debated and voted on without delay on Thursday /+ARTICLE-281411+ARTICLE/ AG attacks the ...
26 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
Rabuka raises questions about water supply issues in Nadi and Suva
Peopleโ€™s Alliance Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka has raised the question on what use is a government that cannot ensure constant supply of water and electr...
3 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
CID investigate alleged attempted abduction by the driver of a vehicle in Suva
Commissioner of Police, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has directed CID to investigate the matter where several allegations have been made of ...
3 hours ago

I have witnessed first hand the daily struggles of Fijians โ€“ Narube
I have witnessed first hand the daily struggles of the people in Namosi, Cakaudrove, Ra and Tailevu. This was stated by the former Governor of ...
3 hours ago

Birthday girl gets her biggest gift as she receives lifesaving surgery
Jessica Brown who will be turning one on Saturday received her biggest and most memorable first birthday gift as she received her gift of life from ...
3 hours ago

Vodafone Fiji warns people of a fake Vodafone FB page
Vodafone Fiji is once again reminding social media users to be wary of scammers and fraudsters who prey on unsuspecting and gullible consumers into ...
4 hours ago

Kings Highway between Wainivula Road and Cunningham Road to open at 4am tomorrow
The Kings Highway between Wainivula Road and Cunningham Road will open at 4am tomorrow and work has not been affected by heavy rain in Suva this ...
4 hours ago

TOP