Minister for Environment, Conservation and Climate Change, John Pundari has commended Fiji for the conference presidency of the COP23 meet in Bonn, Germany.
During his speech at the closing of the meet, Minister Pundari reaffirmed the Government’s support in combating climate change and said the topic will be a key agenda of next year’s APEC meeting.
“Papua New Guinea will host the Pacific APEC 2018, where climate change will be a key agenda. This will complement the exposure of the not only the ravages of the adverse impacts of climate change in the Pacific region, but also underscore the Pacific-Way of resilience and the importance of investing in our efforts to protect our people and natural assets,” Pundari said.
The COP meets every year in which UN recognised countries meet to discuss and review policies in combating climate change.
PNG was represented by a delegation of the Climate Change Authority, Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Climate Change. EMTV’s Journalist and Researcher Florence Jonduo was the only PNG media official that attended the meet.