Bainimarama lays out COP 23 agenda
A delegation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change learnt of Fiji’s priorities when presiding over the United Nations climate change meeting, known as COP 23.
The three-day meeting will end on Wednesday and is being attended by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed- Khaiyum, Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu and various permanent secretaries.
The UNFCCC delegation is led by its Executive Secretary, Ms Patricia Espinosa.
At the meeting, Fiji updated the UNFCCC on its preparatory work to meet the duties and responsibilities leading up the COP Presidency and its agenda for the upcoming negotiations.
PM Bainimarama identified climate adaptation finance, effective monitoring of adherence through the rulebook to the Paris Agreement, and the objectives of the Climate Action Agenda as key issue areas for the Fijian presidency.
Fiji will serve as the President of the COP 23 negotiations to be held in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017, making history as the first-ever small island state to hold the position.