Confirmation of Fiji presidency of COP23 expected this week

At the current COP22 talks in the Moroccan capital, Marrakesh, Fiji put in a bid to co-chair the next climate change conference, COP23, and gained the support of the grouping of Small Island States, AOSIS, and Pacific island delegations.

Sylvie Goyet, a Pacific Community delegate at COP22, expected Fiji's nomination by the whole Asia Pacific group to be confirmed over the next few days.

AOSIS ministers lay out priorities for second week of talks

The representatives met ahead of the second week of United Nations climate change negotiations

“Last week, the international community moved another step closer to adopting an effective and durable climate change agreement, but, make no mistake, our work is far from complete. “We are acutely aware the survival of our members is hanging in the balance in Paris and that a bad deal may be worse than no deal at all.”

To ensure success, we must accelerate the pace and ensure the final agreement maintains meaningful outcomes on all of the pillars from the Durban mandate: