SUVA, FIJI – 06 November 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), today signed an agreement to support the development of Fiji’s new National Energy Policy 2020-2030.
Fiji’s energy sector is critical to the achievement of the island nation’s development goals, including reducing reliance on imported fossil fuel, increasing renewable electricity to 100% and reducing GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 with a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.
The new National Energy Policy (NEP) will help achieve these targets by guiding Fiji’s energy sector-related interventions through to 2030 and support a climate resilient, low carbon energy sector.
“The new NEP will support implementation of Fiji’s strategic initiatives including the National Development Plan 2017-2036, Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) 2015 and the National Adaptation Plan 2018 and Fiji Low Emission Development Strategy 2018-2050″, said
New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji, H.E. Mr Jonathan Curr.
GGGI is currently working with Fiji’s Department of Energy (DOE), under the Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services, to review the National Energy Policy that was drafted in 2014.
Through comprehensive engagement and consultation with stakeholders as well as the collection and analysis of energy sector data, the DOE and GGGI are identifying existing policy gaps in order to focus opportunities and priorities for the new National Energy Policy 2020-2030.
“GGGI welcomes the support New Zealand is providing Fiji to strengthen its national policies and develop an energy sector that sustainably drives economic growth and social inclusion,” said Daniel Muñoz-Smith, GGGI Country Representative to Fiji.
The National Energy Policy 2020-2030 will be completed in 2021. In support of NEP implementation, the DoE and GGGI will also work together to develop a Strategic Action Plan.
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