Why I chose COP23 Role: PM Tells

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - JY­OTI PRAT­I­BHA Edited by Rosi Do­viver­ata

Prime Min­is­ter and COP23 Pres­i­dent Voreqe Bain­i­marama had a spe­cial vis­i­tor at the Fiji Pav­il­ion in the Bonn Zone on Mon­day.

It was 15-year-old Zuriel Odu­wole, an Amer­i­can cli­mate and ed­u­ca­tion ac­tivist.

Speak­ing to the Fiji Sun af­ter her meet­ing, young Zuriel spoke pas­sion­ately about the ar­eas she was im­pressed about af­ter meet­ing Mr Bain­i­marama.

She had also given the COP23 Pres­i­dent a run­down of her work. “I wanted to meet with Mr Bain­i­marama so we could talk about the ef­fects of cli­mate change in Fiji and I think it went re­ally well. I wanted to talk to him about cli­mate change which is why we are all here at COP and dis­cuss with him the work that is be­ing done.”

Zuriel is a film maker and a girl ed­u­ca­tion ad­vo­cate. She is also a strong re­minder that de­spite Amer­i­can Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump de­cid­ing to move Amer­ica out of the Paris Agree­ment dis­cus­sions, Amer­i­cans like Zuriel are work­ing to help na­tions and in­di­vid­u­als in their fight against cli­mate change.

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Photo: DEPTFO News

Prime Min­is­ter and COP23 Pres­i­dent Voreqe Bain­i­mara­mas with the young Amer­i­can ac­tivist, Zuriel Odu­wole in Bonn, Ger­many.

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