As climate change is the single greatest threat to Fiji’s national security, Fiji is deeply committed to tackling the interrelated challenges of climate and disaster risks and sustainable development. Fiji was the first country to ratify the historic Paris Agreement and the Fijian Government together with the Reserve Bank of Fiji continue to take actions to address both the drivers and impacts of climate change and disaster events. Work is underway to transition Fiji’s economy and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. To build socio-economic resilience to climate and disaster risks, Fiji has articulated strategic priorities and actions through Fiji’s National Development Plan, National Climate Change Policy, National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy, and National Adaptation Plan. Through Fiji’s upcoming National Climate Change Bill, the Fijian Government seeks to establish a world-leading legal framework designed to fundamentally shape and enable the nation’s climate resilient development pathway for the benefit of Fiji’s people, economy, and environment.
Citation: Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). (2020, October 20). The Ovalau Agrophotovoltaic Project, Part 2 – Inclusive Green Finance Implementation in Fiji [Video]