To successfully host the 23rd edition of the UN Summit on Climate Change (COP23), Fiji, organizer of the event, has publicly requested Morocco to share with it its experience in organizing the global event after the North African Kingdom brilliantly hosted the COP22 in November last year.
The call came from the archipelago’s champion of climate, Inia Seruiratu, who was speaking after a meeting in Paris with Morocco’s delegate minister for environment, Hakima El Haité, Morocco’s news agency MAP reports.
“We are particularly calling for help, from Morocco, which chaired the presidency of the COP22,” the Fijian official said.
The small state of the pacific was designated at the end of COP22 in Marrakech as the coming host of the event. It will be the first time a state of the pacific is presiding over the UN global summit.
For logistical reasons, Fijian authorities have moved the event to Bonn, Germany. The archipelago is too small to accommodate the 20,000 delegates or so expected at the event.
Bonn is the seat of the headquarters of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under whose auspices international negotiations among more than 190 countries will be taking place.