16th November 07:31 AM
PM opens High Level Talanoa session which addresses the issue of climate change
By Lena Reece
Friday 14/09/2018
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has officially opened the High Level Talanoa which is an official affiliated event for the Global Climate Action Summit [Photo: UN Climate Change]

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has officially opened the High Level Talanoa at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California.

The High Level Talanoa is an official affiliated event for the Global Climate Action Summit, which ends today.

The concept of Talanoa is to use storytelling as way to engage participants from different fields of life to share ideas, innovations and best practices in addressing climate change that political leaders can then use at the national level.

During the session, a total of 20 participants were given the opportunity to share their stories on how they are addressing the issue of climate change and how they can contribute to ensure zero emissions in the future.

Bainimarama shared the story of Vio Village near Lautoka, where the villagers now have access to solar‑powered electricity, which was made possible through a partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

Among the attendees present were the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Motley, the Governor of California Jerry Brown and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa.

Governor Brown mentioned in his talanoa that he has signed a bill that would require the state of California to become carbon‑neutral by 2045.

The 20 speakers who shared their talanoa gave real‑life stories and actions, best practices which were useful in helping many adopt these practices and leapfrog ahead in the area of climate action and ambition.

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