New Portal A Win For Transparency

03/05/2022

FELIX LESINAIVALU

The new Fiji Climate Change portal will not only act as a central information hub for climate change policies, programs, and updates, it will also offer more clarity on Fiji’s response to the climate crisis.

The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, during the launch of the redesigned Fiji Climate Change Portal and the new National Designated Authority Portal at Suvavou House recently, said “the portal brings the data of Fiji’s climate action effort into the digital age by mapping new adaptation and mitigation programs more effectively which is a win for transparency for technology and for the security of every Fijian”.

“The Government ministries, businesses, international organisations, civic associations, researchers and students will all have more information at their fingertips so that they can understand where Fiji is going and how they can do their part.”

The A-G noted that this portal was also a timely step in the total digital transformation journey in Fiji which includes building a better recovery path from COVID-19.

“Fiji’s Climate Change Act and the policies we have adopted require an abundance of scientific and economic data, overall information and subject matter knowledge to provide the evidence we need to make informed decisions.”

“The Fijian Government is committed to working with the private sector, civil society organisations and development partners to drive climate action and promote resilient development.” In acknowledging the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) and Global Green Growth Institute, as the delivery partner, the A-G stated that they play a lead role in coordinating Fiji’s climate change response and have worked extensively to develop the updated portal. Global Green Growth Institute country representative, Daniel Smith, said the Fijian Government recognises the importance of adapting to climate change and streamlining the coordination of climate change. “The Global Green Growth Institute is proud to have supported the climate change and international cooperation division of the Ministry of Economy,” he said.
 
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