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Pacific countries most vulnerable

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, August 22, 2014

THE EU is assisting Fiji in trying to get the message across to the biggest pollutants in the world that Pacific countries are the most vulnerable to climate change.

EU ambassador to the Pacific Andrew Jacobs said in terms of financial support, the EU was making billions of dollars available for climate change globally.

He said Fiji would receive $3.4million through these initiatives.

He said the National Platform for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change brought people together to manage and work on climate change issues, and they would make a difference at the national platform.

"The fight against the negative consequences and the fight against natural disaster is the key priority, and our work is very important in terms of our commitment to Fiji and its people," Mr Jacobs said.

"We work alongside the Pacific not only through our development assistance and humanitarian work but in addressing the issue of climate change in international forums."

He said the EU was trying to get the message across about climate change and working to ensure the issues were taken seriously.

"Globally, EU has made a commitment that 20 per cent of the EU budget should be climate change relevant, so it's a very big commitment to climate change.

"For the Pacific people, climate change is not just a distant threat, the effects of climate change is felt very directly in the communities."








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