Fiji PM Voreqe Bainimarama

Incoming COP23 President to reach out to President Trump

“It is no secret that the United States federal administration under President Trump appears to be less enthusiastic about the Paris Agreement,” Mr Bainimarama told the Fijian Parliament.

He said during their meeting with United Nations top climate change administrator, Patricia Espinosa last week in Suva, both agreed that the world cannot afford to drop the ball at this critical stage.

Fiji PM makes special appeal to Trump, invites US President elect to Fiji

Fiji Times reports in his address at the United Nations High Level Segment of this year's 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakesh, Morocco, Mr Bainimarama said he was alarmed by reports of Mr Trump's intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Mr Bainimarama said the president-elect's intention to withdraw from the agreement would be "disastrous for every person on earth".