24 Mar 2017

'Great opportunity' provided by Fiji's climate talk presidency

From , 4:05 pm on 24 March 2017

Environmental NGOs from around the Pacific say Fiji's presidency of a major environmental conference this year provides one of the greatest opportunities to advance their ambitions.

In November, Fiji will be the president of the global climate change negotiations known as COP23, which follow on from landmark talks that led to a key climate agreement in Paris in 2015.

Krishneil Narayan, the coordinator of the Pacific Islands Climate Network, an umbrella organisation for 58 regional organisations, told Jamie Tahana this allows Pacific countries a real opportunity to highlight their plight.