Fiji ups the temperature: what to look out for at COP 23

Fiji has fewer than 1m people and its CO2 output per head is only 8% of US levels. A strange country, perhaps, to preside over the world’s most important process for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 18 Oct 2017

But from another perspective, Fiji is supremely well qualified to tackle climate change — its task as president of COP 23, the global climate negotiations scheduled for November.

Voreqe Bainimarama, prime minister, told Fiji’s parliament in February: “In our region, the simple truth is this: if we cannot gain ...

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