Overwhelming Response To Climate Change Initiative

The Fiji National Provident Fund is overwhelmed with the response from the public to its climate change initiative to celebrate Fiji Day.

Scrolls fashioned from masi provided at the My FNPF Centre, are now covered in messages and drawings from young and old members of the public.

The messages are intended for world leaders attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany next month.
FNPF Chief Operating Officer Jaoji Koroi presented the scrolls to the Executive Director of the COP23 Presidency Secretariat – John Connor, today.

“Over the past few days, FNPF provided a piece of masi at the My FNPF Centre for members of the public to write climate change related messages,” said Mr. Koroi.

“We are overwhelmed with the feedback from the general public and humbled that they have responded positively to our initiative.”

“FNPF is aware of the critical role that Fiji will play at the UN Climate Change Conference and  hopes that these scrolls will contribute to the Fijian Government’s efforts to lobby global leaders to commit to reducing carbon emissions that have led to global warming.”

“We are mindful of the Government’s preparations for COP23 and are grateful that we were given this opportunity that allowed us to host meaningful activities drawing attention to this issue of climate change which is a threat to us all.”

“FNPF and its members – who make up a good proportion of the population – hope that the messages on these scrolls will influence some change amongst world leaders.”

Mr. Koroi adds that the use of masi symbolizes the seriousness of the climate change issue to Fijians, given that it (masi) is a precious commodity for locals.

He said FNPF is proud to be associated with initiatives that are aimed at ensuring a sustainable future for Fijians and Pacific Island nations.

FNPF’s activities to mark Fiji Day started on October 6th and ended today. For further information, please contact Risiate Biudole on 9998764 or RisiateB@fnpf.com.fj