UNFCCC Visits Kumi Village

Fiji’s commitment to Climate Change has been given a thumb up following the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat’s visit to Kumi Village, Verata in Tailevu.

The UNFCCC team led by Director for Strategy Halldor Thorgeirsson, accompanied by Prime Minister Honourable Voreqe Bainimarama, Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and Senior Government officials visited the Kumi Seawall on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Fiji’s Government is showing efforts in mobilising global action on climate change and reducing risk is taking the lead in this area,” Mr. Thorgeirsson said.

Kumi Village has over the years battled the impacts of climate change with the effects of rising sea level. The Fijian Government had funded the 200 meters long sea wall standing 2.5 meters high. It had cost Government $300,000.

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