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PM Bainimarama calls on world leaders to join efforts

Talebula Kate
Monday, March 12, 2018

Update: 7:25PM THE global community has been urged to focus more on the massive new investment in solar, hydro and wind, as well as the emerging technologies such as battery storage that show so much promise of being able to power our homes and economies.

Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama made this call during the plenary session of the International Solar Alliance Founding Conference 2018 held in New Delhi, India, today.

Mr Bainimarama is among world leaders attending the conference, and he urged them that the threat posed by climate change presented humanity with one of its greatest opportunities to pool our ingenuity and resources and tackle this challenge head-on.

He said that was the priority he had set as President of COP23.

"We all know that the accelerated development of alternative clean energy sources such as solar, hydro and wind is the key to meeting the most ambitious target of the Paris Agreement of 2015, which is to limit the global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius above that of the pre-industrial age," Mr Bainimarama said.

The meeting had other plenary sessions with bilateral meetings happening simultaneously.

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