Wednesday, 3 July 2013

PCCR begins in Nadi

By Halitesh Datt , Fiji TV

The Climate change and disaster risk management talks have started in Nadi with one of the main topics on the agenda the need to build resilience to climate change through collaboration.

As the 4th Pacific Climate  Change Roundtable meeting got underway this morning, climate experts from and around the region are hoping to do just that.

The preview of Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change , IPCC 5th report has revealed some disturbing climate trends for future.

The report reveals that continued emissions can lead to temperature increase  between 1.8 to 4 degrees and sea level can rise as much as 1 meter by next century.

Calls are now been made by these experts here for an urgent action at all level.

Mr. David Sheppard, Director-General, SPREP

Sheppard says countries especially here in the region must integrate their responses to effectively address the challenges of climate change and disaster risk reduction.

The Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Amena Yauvoli says climate change is an added burden on the pacific island countries on top of some of the existing challenges.

Permanent Secretary Foreign Affairs, Fiji, Mr. Amena Yauvoli

The Pacific Climate Change Roundtable is held 3 - 5 July at the Sheraton Hotel in Denarau, Fiji.

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