Fiji Time: 10:33 PM on Monday 27 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Youth rep at meet

Sherita Sharma
Thursday, December 06, 2012

THE YOUTH of Fiji are being represented by Project Survival Pacific's (PSP) Youth Climate ambassador Devika Raj to the 18th Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18), being held in Doha, Qatar from November 23 to December 7.

She is one of PSP's most active climate leaders and is part of a youth leadership training program, Train-A-Climate Ambassador Program, which works in the area of international climate change negotiations and international affairs.

"I believe climate change is about more than environmental effects; it is a threat to human rights, particularly for us in the Pacific who contribute little to global emissions, yet are feeling its consequences first and hardest," Ms Raj said.

She said her fight was against human-induced climate change.

"My main goal is to raise awareness and push the negotiators towards an agreement that ensures a more sustainable future for us young people."

She said she felt there was a big gap that needed to be filled and that this could be done through positive approaches.

PSP says more committment than last year's COP17 negotiations in Durban needs to be seen in Doha and some constructive approaches as to implementing a new treaty in 2020 which will be formulated by 2015.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Children watch senseless beating
  2. Fatal night out
  3. Reddy for talks
  4. The sevens challenge
  5. No discrimination
  6. Celebrating success
  7. Church celebrates 25 years
  8. Women take up backyard gardening
  9. Council revives carnival after a lapse of 6 years
  10. Funds a barrier

Top Stories this Week

  1. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  2. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  3. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  4. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  5. Children watch senseless beating Monday (27 Apr)
  6. Fatal night out Monday (27 Apr)
  7. Man found unconscious, pronounced dead Sunday (26 Apr)
  8. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)
  9. PM's office receives 1000 complaints Thursday (23 Apr)
  10. Wife wished cancer for hubby Tuesday (21 Apr)