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COP23: Saran on ways to reduce carbon emissions

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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While speaking at the Major Economies Business Forum Dialogue in Bonn, Germany yesterday, Fiji's Ambassador to the European Union and COP23 Climate Ambassador Deo Saran presented ways in which business leaders can use their role to reduce carbon emissions.

"Taking action on climate is a critical part of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). When we take action on climate, the impacts go far beyond just Goal 13 - their ripples positively impact goals related to health, communities, hunger, energy and cities, just to name a few. Even the strongest communities and economies can?t survive on a dead planet," he said.

"We are committed to using our Presidency to steer the world towards the 1.5 target that is already in the Paris Agreement. For many Islands and vulnerable communities, this is a question of survival.

Mr Saran said business leaders from larger economies could play a crucial role in addressing the impacts of climate change and provide support towards adaptation and mitigation measures in reducing carbon emissions.

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