PM Bainimarama addresses UN Habitat Assembly
28 May, 2019, 12:31 pm
FIJI was seriously thinking about how its cities, towns and rural communities must adapt in the face of a changing climate.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama stressed this while addressing the UN Habitat Assembly roundtable discussions on Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action (ICLA) in Nairobi, Kenya this morning.
“We’ve already embarked on an urban planning initiative with the Singaporean Government that is placing low-emissions and climate-resilient strategies at the heart of our urban development agenda,” Mr Bainimarama said.
“We’ve undertaken a comprehensive climate vulnerability assessment across our economy that considers the potential climate impacts over the coming decades.
“That assessment has placed a US 4.5-billion-Dollar value on the resources, technology and expertise we need to adapt the Fijian economy over a ten-year period.”