‘Fiji does not have data’

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama delivers his closing address at the Blue Pacific Pavilion at the COP25 in Madrid, Spain yesterday. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI does not have data on the current state of mangrove health and coverage in the country.

This was highlighted by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the recent high-level forum on climate finance strategies for nationally determined contributions (NDC) implementation at Madrid, Spain.

Mr Bainimarama said quite often, the most fundable projects demanded data or other information that, quite simply, just doesn’t exist in developing countries, such as Fiji.

“For example, our mangroves could be a significant source of emissions reductions and we have thought about including a target for them in our NDC. However, such a target requires a significant amount of data about the current state of mangrove health and coverage in Fiji. That is data we do not have,” he said.

More in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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