Addressing climate issues at the local level – FBC News
[Source: Ministry of Forestry / Facebook]
The European Union and the Ministry of Forestry today planted trees in the Colo-I-Suva Forest Park as part of an initiative to ensure they make a real difference locally.
EU Pacific Ambassador Sujiro Seam said as world leaders converge on the summit in Egypt, today’s tree planting comes against the backdrop of COP27 which will end on Saturday in the hope of positive results.
He adds that an event like this symbolizes closer cooperation between partner countries in the global fight to solve climate-related problems.
“As you know we have a war in Ukraine, I think that’s a very powerful symbol that we’re opting for tree planting which is a symbol of peace and what we’re trying to bring back to Europe and bring back in Ukraine.”
Asenaca Cakobau, an environmental science student from Fiji National University, says such events are relevant to their studies.
“The idea of going to a blue planet and a green winner is very difficult for us students, especially since for students studying environmental science, that’s the kind of thing we we have to open up.”
Members of the EU, officials from the Ministry of Forestry and some science students from Fiji National University also participated in the event.