Fiji Sun Online, 10th May 2018

Dialogue is merely an important staging post on the journey toward decisive action.

This is part of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s welcoming remarks at the 6th Dialogue on Action for Climate Change Empowerment at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany.

“It is by telling our stories, and listening to the stories of others, that we can learn how to tackle the climate challenge more effectively,” he said.

He said these exchanges between countries, states and regions, civil society, the private sector and ordinary men and women had the power to inspire action. Mr Bainimarama said they could inspire other people with their enthusiasm and ideas, and in turn could be inspired by them. By bringing their minds and experiences together, he said they could step up the ambitious action that each and every one on planet earth must take to preserve their common future.

“So, friends, talk, listen and inspire. Bring to this discussion – just as we brought to theTalanoa Dialogue on Sunday – your best ideas about how working together as one world, one people, we can set ourselves on a new course.

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