Nov 23, 2017 Last Updated 9:11 AM, Nov 15, 2017

R&D - The way forward

Impacts of Tropical Cyclone Winston on Nasau Village of Koro Island Impacts of Tropical Cyclone Winston on Nasau Village of Koro Island Photo: UNDP
Published in 2017 September
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Academics to provide climate change impact

EXPECT greater consultation between government and academics – at least in Fiji – as preparations begin for the first Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting this year Fiji will host the first lead authors meeting on Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere for the IPPC in October.

“Research and development is the way forward for us” - Joeli Cawaki Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Natural Disaster Management “This is the first time for a small island country to host the working group of IPCC, so we need to invite people to attend for this working group two and be part of the IPCC processes,” he said. “Disaster management, climate change, meteorology and hydrology are more scientific in nature, so we need to build the capacity of our people in terms of the science to strengthen our case, so that is something that we will need to do and engage the academics from all universities in Fiji and around the region.”

The IPCC is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change that reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change.

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