1 May 2017

Bainimarama calls for Turnbull's support on climate

2:00 pm on 1 May 2017

Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama has called for Australia's support in Fiji's efforts over climate change.

The prime ministers of Fiji and Australia Frank Bainimarama and Malcolm Turnbull at the Australian PM's Sydney residence

The prime ministers of Fiji and Australia Frank Bainimarama and Malcolm Turnbull at the Australian PM's Sydney residence Photo: Fiji Government

Mr Bainimarama told his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull during talks in Sydney it's critical to preserve the consensus in the 2015 Paris Agreement aimed at reducing global emissions.

A Fiji government statement says he asked Mr Turnbull to use his influence with "countries like New Zealand and Japan" to support Fiji's leadership of UN climate change negotiations in Bonn.

Tomorrow, Mr Bainimarama will outline Fiji's priorities as president of the next global climate change negotiations, COP23, at the Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit in Melbourne.

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