CARBON emissions that are a direct result of human activity pose an existential threat to the health of our climate says Attorney-General, Minister for Economy and responsible for climate change, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
He made these comments while opening the one-day national Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) workshop in Suva this morning.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said while Fiji, as a small island state with a population of less than one million was already amongst the world’s lowest carbon-emitting countries, the country was committed to leading the world by example through the development of an ambitious LEDS.
The inaugural LEDS workshop was organised with the aim to inform stakeholders on the LEDS process to date, and to engage participants from across the public and private sectors in a constructive dialogue over Fiji’s long-term vision for low-emission development through 2050.
Fiji’s LEDS will be the first of its kind for a Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS). The Fijian LEDS will complement the work that the Fijian Government is already carrying out for mitigation and adaptation under the Paris Agreement, including the implementation of the actions articulated under the NDC Roadmap.