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Green light for climate policy

Ioane Burese
Monday, January 23, 2012

CABINET has approved the National Climate Change Policy.

In an Information Ministry statement, Foreign Ministry Ratu Inoke Kubuabola said as a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Fiji is obligated to develop policies and strategies according to international and regional climate change programs to facilitate national approaches to climate change issues.

Ratu Inoke said the National Climate Change Policy was based on the Climate Change Policy Framework for Fiji, which was approved by Cabinet in 2007.

He said the policy would guide efforts for an effective and integrated approach to climate change issues in Fiji.

"It will guide the development of strategies and assist in the formulation and delivery of projects and initiatives," he said.

Ratu Inoke said the next step would be the development of a new Climate Change Law, which, when drafted, would be taken to Cabinet for approval.