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Membership nod on energy forum

Ioane Burese
Thursday, January 17, 2013

FIJI has been nominated a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) credentials committee, with Qatar being nominated as chair.

According to a government statement, the committee's role is to examine the credentials of all member representatives and report to the assembly at the beginning of the second day of the third session.

Delegates represented 150 countries, with 80 ministers leading their delegations.

They converged on the United Arab Emirates capital city of Abu Dhabi for the opening of the 3rd Session of the assembly of the IRENA from January 13 and 14.

In attendance at the assembly were the head of Fiji's official delegation, the Minister for Public Utilities, Works and Energy Colonel Timoci Lesi Natuva, Fiji's Ambassador to the UAE Robin Nair, first secretary Emosi Rakai and Department of Energy assistant director Pranil Singh.

According to the statement, mobilising finance is one of the greatest challenges for scaling up renewable energy and the need to provide financial support to projects that are innovative, replicable and will further broaden energy access is crucial.