Bonn, Germany November 6, 2017
At a side event at the UN Climate Negotiations at COP23 in Bonn Germany, Fiji launched the country’s NDC Implementation Roadmap, further demonstrating the island nation’s commitment to be at the forefront of global efforts in combating climate change. The roadmap defines a pathway to achieve the 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions target under its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
Today’s COP23 side event showcased this original and ground breaking national strategy through several short speeches, presentations and also featured the launch of the short film produced by GGGI, “Fiji Story of Change: Towards a Sustainable Fiji”, highlighting Fiji’s achievements to date in renewable energy development and plans for green growth.
This event provided context around Fiji’s vulnerability to climate change and highlighted the steps Fiji is taking to tackle climate change and achieve its NDC. The session also showcased the innovation in climate change mitigation planning which Fiji has achieved through the Roadmap, which develops a pathway to 100% renewable energy, lays out concrete measures for emission reductions through energy efficiency economy-wide and defines the capacity building and financing needs to achieve the NDC.
Fiji’s Attorney-General and Minister responsible for climate change, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum commented in his opening remarks “by setting ambitious targets under the Paris Agreement, Fiji demonstrated its leadership in making commitments to address climate change. But now, with this detailed implementation roadmap, we are confident those commitments will be achieved, and we will be able to set an example for the entire Pacific region”.
The event led by the Fiji’s Climate Change Division, Ministry of Economy. Supporting partner for the event was the Global Green Growth Institute.