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Fiji is First Pa­cific Na­tion to Join CAPP Pro­gramme

- SHREEYA VERMA SUVA Bryce Jonathan Feed­back: shreeya.verma@fi­jisun.com.fj

Fiji will be the first Pa­cific na­tion to join the Com­mit­ments Ac­cel­er­a­tor for Plas­tic Pol­lu­tion (CAPP) Pro­gramme to help fa­cil­i­tate re­gional and global projects for re­duc­ing plas­tic pol­lu­tion. While of­fi­ci­at­ing at the launch­ing of Fiji’s mem­ber­ship to the CAPP Pro­gramme with the Ocean Re­cov­ery Al­liance, Min­is­ter for En­vi­ron­ment, Wa­ter­ways and Agri­cul­ture Ma­hen­dra Reddy said: “Fiji is proud to be an early col­lab­o­ra­tor join­ing the CAPP com­mu­nity of Flag­ship Na­tions, which along with Fiji in­clude Cu­ra­cao and Sey­chelles.” Mr Reddy said this pro­gramme would help de­feat plas­tic pol­lu­tion through com­mu­nity, trans­parency, and pro­gram­ming back to their re­gions.

“CAPP will of­fer a dig­i­tal plat­form for learn­ing, track­ing and scor­ing, ap­plied knowl­edge for repli­ca­ble pro­cesses and the mon­i­tor­ing of plas­tic pol­lu­tion,” he said.

Found­ing part­ner of so­cial en­ter­prise Is­land Im­pact, Arno Bo­ersma said Fiji had been a leader in sus­tain­able devel­op­ment for sev­eral years.

“We were de­lighted to work with Fiji and other is­lands to cre­ate an im­pact that would in­spire the rest of the world,” he said.

Founder and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for Ocean Re­cov­ery Al­liance in Hong Kong and Cal­i­for­nia, Dou­glas Woodring, speak­ing through a Zoom ses­sion, said it was won­der­ful to have Fiji, Cu­ra­cao and Sey­chelles, as the first three col­lab­o­rat­ing na­tions for the pro­gramme to join CAPP.

“It is a fit­ting fol­low-up to Fiji’s host­ing of our Plas­tic­ity Forum in March 2019, that fo­cused on in­no­va­tions for plas­tic,” he said.

He said the Ocean Re­cov­ery Al­liance was fo­cused to bring cre­ative so­lu­tions to the re­duc­tion of plas­tic pol­lu­tion to busi­nesses, gov­ern­ments, ed­u­ca­tion, and the global com­mu­nity. Edited by

 ??  ?? Min­ster for Wa­ter­ways and En­vi­ron­ment Ma­hen­dra Reddy (left), and Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary Joshua Wy­cliffe dur­ing the launch of Fiji’s mem­ber­ship to the CAPP Pro­gramme on Novem­ber 20, 2020.
Min­ster for Wa­ter­ways and En­vi­ron­ment Ma­hen­dra Reddy (left), and Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary Joshua Wy­cliffe dur­ing the launch of Fiji’s mem­ber­ship to the CAPP Pro­gramme on Novem­ber 20, 2020.
 ??  ?? Founder and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for Ocean Re­cov­ery Al­liance Dou­glas Woodring.
Founder and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for Ocean Re­cov­ery Al­liance Dou­glas Woodring.

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