By Halitesh Datt, Fiji TV: http://fijitv.info/
9 July 2013, Nadi, Fiji - As Pacific leaders continue to lobby developed countries to assist the region in climate change mitigation programmes and to reduce their carbon emission, the United Kingdom has shown its strong support for the region.
Already the United Kingdom has committed $US75 million to assist the Pacific with mitigation which is made available to multilateral organisations and partners.
The United Kingdom has committed 2.9 billion pounds to an international climate fund, half of which is spent on adaptation.
The United Kingdom is also working with Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, NAMA, to assist the region to manage the impacts of climate change.
Steven Chandler- Acting British High Commissioner to Fiji
The UK government is also planning to assist and train climate negotiators from the region to negotiate at the global front especially at the UNFCCC meetings.
Domestically, U.K has set an ambitious target of reducing its carbon emissions by as much as 80 percent by 2050.
Steven Chandler - Acting British High Commissioner to Fiji