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Fiji is at the head table when it comes to reversing the degradation of our oceans.
Responding to a question in Parliament today, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama explained why Fiji is co-chairing the first UN conference on Oceans in June having concluded the first Pacific preparatory meeting last week.
“In summary Madam Speaker, we are pushing for a comprehensive review of our oceans and seas, we want the full, unfiltered truth revealed to the community of nations and the top technical agencies and the world’s foremost scientists will be there to determine the scope our oceans have sustained and once equipped with that knowledge, we can begin acknowledging the role each nation must play in confronting this crisis.”
Bainimarama says last week’s Pacific meeting agreed to 10 strategic benchmarks that will be advocated at the UN conference in June.
Among the call for action items, the PM says they will be a Pacific position with a joint declaration in addition to the need to reduce plastic waste and improve data and information systems on ocean wealth....
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