Fiji Times, 21st June 2018

FIJIAN Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has urged world leaders use the “Talanoa Dialogue” as a springboard for more action towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Speaking at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue on the Talanoa Dialogue for increased climate ambition, Mr Bainimarama reiterated that the platform was to accelerate the collective responses of nations.

“By the whole world embracing the Talanoa Dialogue, embracing the absolute imperative for more ambition and fulfilling that ambition through every nation raising its NDCs,” he said.

The NDCs or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) arises from the Paris Agreement which are efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Mr Bainimarama said the vehicle they had chosen during COP23 last November to achieve more ambition was the Talanoa Dialogue – a Pacific model of decision making based on inclusiveness and consensus.

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