Large team from Fiji heads off to COP23

Fiji has sent a team of 50 people to the climate change talks in Bonn.

Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama is presiding over the 11 day long talks, known as COP 23, which starts next week.

The Fijian government said it was ensuring Fiji's "Bula" spirit is stamped on the occasion by providing cultural shows, a Fijian drua or sailing canoe in the main foyer and talanoa-style negotations.

Fiji, along with most Pacific island countries, wants to see a one-point-five-degree limit on global temperature rise above pre industrial levels.


Photo: UN Frank Bainimarama contributing to the general debate of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. September 2017