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Project unites leaders

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, April 05, 2014

THE United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) in the Pacific region was launched in Nadi this week, further strengthening the Pacific's commitment to sustainable energy.

One of the first in the world to roll out the initiative, the project brings together stakeholders in an effort to create the transformative change in the world's energy system.

Speaking on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Gyan Chandra Acharya said Pacific Island countries demonstrated real global leadership in their shared efforts to make a much-needed transition to a new era in energy use and production.

"The groundbreaking Majuro Declaration on climate change includes clear renewable and energy efficiency targets," he said.

"Tokelau has become the first territory in the world to generate 100 per cent of its power from renewable energy, while our host Fiji is demonstrating commitment to support sustainable energy for all through concrete actions."

Mr Acharya then encouraged other regional leaders to continue with their efforts in sustainable development.

"I, therefore, urge your governments to continue to be ambitious as we move forward with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change process.

"Member states must deliver a global and legally binding agreement by 2015.

"Sustainable energy is also a central issue in discussions on the post-2015 development agenda."

Secretariat of the Pacific Community director-general Dr Colin Tukuitonga said the Pacific's involvement in the initiative was important.

"We are just three months into this decade and I am glad that our region, despite our size and remoteness, is among the first regions in the world to mark and give special recognition to this honourable global initiative — Sustainable Energy for All," he said.








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