Stakeholders meet in Nadi to promote renewable energy concepts

Renewable energy stakeholders from Fiji and Korea with Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Jone Usamate and Korean Ambassador to the Pacific Shin-hee Cho at the 2019 Blue Green Economy Symposium in Nadi. Picture: REPEKA NASIKO

STAKEHOLDERS in the renewable energy sector gathered in Nadi today for the 2019 Blue Green Economy Symposium.

The event hosted by the Korea International Corporation Agency (KOICA) aims to promote renewable energy concepts that could be adopted in Fiji.

Korean Ambassador to Fiji Shin-hee Cho said the focus of this year’s Blue-Green Economy Symposium was renewable energy and solar power potentials in Fiji and the Pacific region.

“The Pacific region remains one of the smallest contributors to global carbon emissions, yet greatly suffers from climate change impacts such as rising sea levels and increased storm severity,” Ms Cho said.

“There are economic and social imperatives for the region to accelerate its transition to clean development.”

Meanwhile, Fiji’s Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Jone Usamate said Fiji’s partnership with the Korean government was growing, especially in the area of renewable energy.

He said he hoped the symposium would bring about constructive discussions and sharing of views and ideas.

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