Environmental specialists meet for peer learning

Regional experts on environmental issues from 14 Pacific Islands countries and Timor Leste at the Holiday Inn in Suva yesterday for the EU and GIZ's Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Programme (EU-GIZ ACSE) Peer Learning workshop. Picture: SUPPLIED

ALL countries in the Pacific including Fiji are working with Germany to help shape the international climate action agenda. Head of German donor agency GIZ James Macbeth said these countries would work hand in hand to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to combat climate change effects on Pacific Island people.

Mr Macbeth was present with regional experts on environmental issues from 14 Pacific Island Countries and Timor-Leste who had gathered at the Holiday Inn Suva yesterday for the European Union and GIZ’s Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (EU-GIZ ACSE) program’s peer learning workshop.

He said the workshop would provide an inclusive learning space for thematic discussions and sharing of experiences from project implementation between practitioners on a regional level and ends on Friday.

The German development agency, GIZ, is an international organisation which specialises in international development co-operation.

The EU-GIZ ACSE program has 22 projects in 14 Pacific Island Countries including Fiji and Timor-Leste.

Globally, GIZ has offices in more than 130 countries and through its development work, in close association with its local and regional partners, is dedicated to shaping a future worth living. GIZ has worked in the Pacific Islands for more than 40 years.

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