Pre-COP23: Fijian Presidency Determined to Maintain Marrakech Dynamism (Climate Champion)
Nadi (Fiji Islands) – Fiji’s high level climate champion for COP23, Inia Batikoto Seruiratu, underlined, Tuesday in Nadi (north-ouest of the Fiji Islands), that Fijian COP23 presidency is determined to maintain the dynamism sparked during COP22 in Marrakech.
“We plan to maintain the dynamism sparked during COP22 in Marrakech and hope to give new momentum” in order to draw closer to the Paris Agreement goals, the Fijian official told MAP on the fringes of Pre-COP23 meetings (Oct.17-18).
Seruirato, also minister of Agriculture, expressed his thanks to the Moroccan presidency for its support and willingness to continue its commitment after the end of its mandate, adding that the two presidencies enjoy “very good” relations marked by “a common vision for a better future”.
He noted that the “Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action”, an initiative aimed at accelerating climate action in the 2017-2020 period, is “a road map that will inspire our presidency” to share success, lessons and best practices.
Referring to the role of the Fijian presidency, the minister said that his country, which represents the Pacific countries that are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, “is taking this role seriously” and is very conscious of the duty inherited by this region, made up of 300 volcanic islands.