FAQs about COP23 Fiji-Bonn 2017

3. Who preside COP23?

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, as the designated president of COP23, sent an emotional message at the close of COP22, whose first paragraphs read: “Bula vinaka! Wherever you are in the world, I transmit my warm greetings, along with the greetings of the people of Fiji… To use a much-loved sports analogy on our islands, the world community cannot afford to lose the ball in the decisive response agreed in Paris to address the crisis of the global warming that we all face, in the place of the planet wherever we live. The ball is going to reach Fiji and I intend, as the designated president of the COP, from a small island developing state, to take it as far as you can (…) ”

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