As part of efforts to heighten awareness about the impacts of climate change, a group of staff of the Parliament of Fiji took time out from their busy work schedule yesterday for a clean-up campaign at the Nasese area in Suva.
This was part of the National Climate Change week which was launched by the Acting Prime Minister Hon. Aiyaz-Sayed Khaiyum last Friday.
Deputy Secretary-General to Parliament Jeanette Emberson said the staff very much supported the week-long climate change initiative.
“The reason why the Parliament staff have come out to support this initiative is because we believe in the goal that COP23 has and more importantly, the support of the chairmanship of the forthcoming much-anticipated world conference,” she said.
“People might have also noted as well that the Honourable Speaker is very heavily involved in the International Parliamentary Forums, advocating on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 13 on climate change and that’s why we are out here.”
The staff combed parts of Nasese picking up non bio-degradable items such as plastics, empty bottles, wrappers and waste papers to name a few.
On the same note, Mrs. Emberson and the staff have also urged all Fijians to join in the wave of support towards the COP23 presidency and also get involved in the fight against climate change.
Meanwhile, the National Climate Change week is expected to be closed by the Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama.