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Strong climate policies

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WHILE climate change is no longer a strange issue in Fiji, the National Federation Party says it will implement strong policies if it enters government that will deal with the reality of this danger.

Party leader Professor Biman Prasad said NFP was conscious of the issues of climate change and would adopt policies that would protect every Fijian's livelihood.

"We have a very clear set of detailed environment policies which will address the issues of climate change and the impact it will have on people, the poor and the vulnerable and those living in the coastal areas," Mr Prasad said.

"We are very conscious of that particular issue and the party will be addressing some of the issues of adaptation in particular — how people will adapt to extreme climatic conditions, extreme weather patterns and natural disasters."

He said the adaptation policy would ensure issues were addressed before it made a devastating impact.

"So our focus will be on adaptation and making sure that we anticipate and address these issues before these events so that people do not lose their lives, people do not lose their livelihood and people maintain their sustainability."

He said the party would also place strategies and measures to ensure that utilisation of natural resources were in a manner that retained maximum value to the country and provides maximum benefits to resource owners.

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