Fiji PM welcomes U.S President signing new climate law


Fijian Prime Minister and Pacific Islands Forum Chair Voreqe Bainimarama has welcomed U.S President Joe Biden signing Democrats’ landmark climate change bill into law on Tuesday.

The legislation includes the most substantial federal investment in history to fight climate change — some US$375 billion over the decade.

“President @JoeBiden’s new climate law is the USA’s most important show of solidarity to the Pacific since its re-entry to the Paris Agreement, said Bainimarama in a tweet today.

While we still seek even greater ambition from the world’s largest economy and historic emitter, Fiji welcomes this win for the planet,” the COP23 President said on a twitter.

The Forum Secretariat on twitter said, “The new U.S Inflation Reduction Act is expected to cut roughly a billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year by 2030, definitely a win for our one Blue Planet.”

The U.S House on Friday approved the measure on a party-line 220-207 vote. It passed the Senate days earlier with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking a 50-50 tie in that chamber…. PACNEWS