Fiji and GGGI Launch Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023

MADRID, December 10, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Fijian Ministry of Economy today launched the Fiji Country Planning Framework (CPF) 2019 – 2023 on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid, Spain.

The CPF is a five-year planning document that outlines how Fiji and GGGI will partner in support of implementing innovative policies and strategies which Fiji has committed to advocating and achieving climate resilient green growth, nationally and internationally.

The CPF was signed by the Honorable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Attorney General and Minister of Economy of the Fijian Government, and Susanne Pedersen, GGGI’s Assistant Director-General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD).

“This new Country Planning Framework again shows that Fiji is leading with real, tangible action at home to combat the global climate crisis –– and with any meaningful climate action, we need to start with a well-thought out plan,” said Sayed-Khaiyum. “We are committed to growing the Fijian economy in an inclusive and sustainable manner, and the Global Green Growth Institute has been an ideal partner in developing a plan that will achieve this goal.”

The Fiji CPF 2019-2023 focuses on increasing renewable energy generation capacity, reducing the dependence on fossil fuels in the transport sector, and developing inclusive green towns and cities while integrating climate change adaptation needs across these areas.

Achieving these outcomes will help Fiji move toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient pathway that also results in improved livelihoods, reduced poverty and the achievement of the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

GGGI began the development of the Fiji CPF 2019 – 2023 in 2017 following the signing of the Host Country Agreement with the Fijian Government in late 2015.

“GGGI and Fiji worked closely toward achieving the SDGs and NDCs commitments and deliver green growth that benefits all Fijians,” said Assistant Director-General, Susanne Pedersen. “The CPF further strengthens our collaboration and support for Fijian’s transition to low-carbon development.”

Affirming this partnership and commitment, both the Fijian Government and GGGI extend their appreciation to the line ministries, local partners and global stakeholders for their support and contribution to this CPF 2019 – 2023.

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