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Fiji maps energy strategy

The Pacific Islands contribution in the creation of the man-made monstrous climate change may very well be equivalent to a drop in the ocean, but small developing states are leaving no stone unturned to combat the threat. Despite various challenges, countries have already begun work in meeting their intended nationally determined contributions (INDC).

The INDC refers to the greenhouse gas emission targets set under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) that applies equally to both developed and developing countries that have ratified the Paris Agreement. In this issue of Islands Business, we conduct country case studies, looking at actions taken by Fiji and Solomon Islands in the lead up to meeting its determined contributions, and challenges that they are experiencing, or would stumble upon.

ASSUMING the presidency of the UNFCC negotiations at COP23, and being the first country in the world to ratify the United Nations Paris Agreement, Fiji fully understands the pivotal role “green growth” plays in creating a sustainable economy.

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