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With 98 days out from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the Conference of the Parties in Bonn, Germany and the preparatory work is well underway.
Fiji’s Chief Negotiator for COP23, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan says they’re taking an inclusive approach and are particular about the representation of the Pacific as a whole.
“We are currently having a consultation as national presidency team together with our expert advisors to discuss the progress that we’ve already made, the developments in various streams of negotiations for COP23 and some of the expected outcomes.”
Ambassador Khan adds Fiji’s COP23 team are working towards an agenda that is beyond the Bonn meeting to ensure substantive goals are met in global climate policy.
“Fiji is very involved in the design for the facilitative dialogue. The facilitative dialogue was something which is planned for 2018, it is something is going to happen under our Presidency.”
Fiji’s Chief Negotiator adds that key to their agenda is ensuring the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
COP23 will be held in Germany from the 6-17 November.
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