Fiji has always been in the frontlines in the battle against climate change. After being the first country to ratify the Paris Agreement, and setting ambitious goals in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), Fiji also became the first Pacific Island Small Developing States (PSIDS) nation to host the Conference of Parties and one of the first PSIDS to commit to transform to a resilient, low carbon future through the development of long-term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS).
The Fiji LEDS is a national initiative incorporating all the sectors of the economy specifically looking at the waste, agriculture, forestry, blue carbon, land transport, maritime transport, domestic aviation, and off-grid and on-grid electricity sectors. The journey into its preparation has been of a very holistic and inclusive nature. After several stakeholder consultations with the government, private and civil society stakeholders, the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) and technical team at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have devised Business as Usual, High Ambition and Very High Ambition long-term, low emission and sustainable development strategies showing a pathway to net-zero emissions and even net-negative emissions in some sectors by the year 2050.
The Fiji LEDS will set the overall pathway to transform Fiji to a zero-carbon, resilient economy and plays a very crucial role to informing and enhancing the Fiji’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).