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The purpose of the Local Conference of Youth is to bring together local youths of various backgrounds who are passionate about addressing climate change, sharing their experiences, and help promote a sustainable lifestyle. Conferences such as this provides a platform for youth leaders around the Pacific to gather and create adaptive solutions to combat climate change issues.
We need to expand the number of experts in the field of science to assist our country grow. Whilst the Fijian Government has measures in place to address this issue, parents, teachers and guardians are once again reminded to encourage their children to take up science subjects in school.
One of the simple and ironic truths about climate change is that the more we want everything to stay the same, the more we are going to have to change. Loss of land, degradation of our oceans, extreme weather and the other certain effects of warming will rob us of community, culture and livelihood.
The development shall see sporting activities promotion in the Nasinu corridor and allowing the Nasinu Citizens to witness local and national games at home turf. It is expected that the development shall create wider benefits to Nasinu Town including increase economic reticulation.
Friends, as we acknowledge the generosity of Leonardo DiCaprio, we are also seeking other donors to scale up this program a quickly as possible to reach the roughly 400 other Fijian communities currently not served by the national grid. I commend it to anyone who believes that from little things, big things grow.
Friends, we must get the message out loud and clear that our current Nationally Determined Contributions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions made under the Paris Agreement fall far short of the target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above that of the pre-industrial age.
Today, 95 per cent of all Fijians now have access to cellular data. We’ve also deregulated the sector, and brought in competition that has driven down prices and improved the quality of services on offer by giving consumers more choice in the marketplace.
The fact that so many Fijians, including the highest echelons of Government and the Diplomatic Corps, have made the journey to the North to be with you all today is proof of the commitment that all of us share in uniting our beloved nation as one Fijian family. All throughout Fiji, our brothers and sisters are joining us in marking the day’s celebrations, many of whom are watching right now as the festivities are broadcast live through FBC on our Walesi platform to every corner of our great nation.

When it comes to disaster preparedness, every minute matters; even an extra second of warning ahead of a storm can save a life. That is why we haven’t spared any expense in delivering this new 1.2-million-Dollar facility, which is designed to give us the largest possible window to prepare for any storms that may be headed in our direction.  
Our work in COP23 and throughout this year is essential to that goal. It is our responsibility—and I use that term purposely—to agree on implementation guidelines. They form the roadmap that will allow us to get to those decisions. I think we all know that we have not progressed far enough, which is why we are here in what we are calling an “additional” negotiating session. But it is not just an additional session; it is an urgent session. 
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