COP 23

Aust to face heat over new coal mine at Fiji climate meeting

Fiji is co-hosting the UN conference on climate change in Germany and is holding a series of preliminary meetings this week in Nadi.

Most Pacific countries have long backed limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees celsius abover pre-industrial levels, while New Zealand and Australia have committed to two-degrees in line with most other developed nations.

At the meeting, Australia is set to face criticism over the planned Adani coal mine in Queensland and PICAN's Genevieve Jiva said it should not go ahead.

Opportunity for PNG at COP 23 meeting

The COP 23 to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be organised by Fiji and hosted at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany, from November 6-17, 2017. 

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is the incoming President of COP23.

Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) acting managing director, Ruel Yamuna, told Loop PNG that with the COP 23 organised by Fiji, PNG will take this as an opportunity to strongly negotiate for best possible outcomes.