Thu, 23 Mar 2023

SUVA, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The second Pacific Ministerial Dialogue on Pathways for the Global Just Transition away from Fossil Fuels kicked off in Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu on Wednesday.

The Dialogue brings together environment, energy, finance and climate change ministers and senior officials from across the Pacific region to build towards regional collective support and solidarity around a managed phase-out of fossil fuels and other key initiatives and proposals linked to a just transition, including the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance and the International Court of Justice Climate Initiative, according to local media.

The Dialogue will also provide an opportunity for ministers and senior officials to discuss the needs at the national, regional and international level for a managed phase-out of fossil fuels, what this could look like for Pacific Island economies, and how Pacific nations can champion the call for a rapid and just fossil fuel phase-out and global just transition through new international governance mechanisms at key subregional, regional and international moments this year.

Fiji's Assistant Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Sakiusa Tubuna said on Wednesday that the Fijian government is supportive of an energy transition, particularly reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and increasing renewable energy usage, including commitments to increase green energy sources.

The three-day meeting will end on Friday.

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