Although French Polynesia as a foreign collectivity is not a party to the CCUNCC, nor a signatory to the Paris Agreement, French Polynesia, through this partnership, has been able to maintain its international and regional commitment, as well as its mitigation implemented at the regional level. And intends to replicate optimization functions. , such as the Energy Climate Plan and the Energy Transition Plan.
French Polynesia is directly concerned with these issues and during the preparation of COP 21 in Paris in 2015 aimed at the Pacific countries as well as continued efforts to limit and limit global warming to levels below 2 °C. was very active. up to 1.5 °C compared to pre-industrial levels.
During this COP 26, major nations should submit their financial commitments and their revised concrete action plans to strive for carbon neutrality as soon as possible.
Pacific island countries are the first victims of global warming while not the major emitters of greenhouse gases. His climate action and his active diplomatic involvement within the CCUNCC, however, give him the moral authority to advocate with major countries to limit their use of fossil fuels and their carbon emissions.
As a member of the Pacific Islands Forum, French Polynesia will be held under the auspices of its President, Josiah Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, on Saturday 6 November, during a dialogue session on the region, along with other members of the Pacific Islands Forum . General climate preferences:
- limiting global warming to 1.5 °C;
- maintaining existing sea limits in the event of sea level rise;
- Funding for adaptation to the effects of climate change.
Among the Pacific Island leaders present: the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape; The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Kausia Natano; David Kabua, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands; Nauru’s President Lionel Angimia; David Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia; President of Palau, Surangel Whips; and the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison.
French Polynesia will also participate in a dialogue session between OCTA and the European Union on the topic of Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience at the EU Pavilion on 9 November.
Relations between the European Union and French Polynesia are actually based on the general ambition of a low-carbon and resilient global economy by 2050.
To address their common challenges, the European Union, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna mobilized 2021–2027 regional allocations in support of climate and environmental objectives, as well as potential actions for jobs and growth. has decided. Economic diversification, resilience and food self-sufficiency. To do this, it will be necessary to promote, for example, sustainable agri-food, aquaculture and fishing systems, green technologies, circular economy as well as other economic activities that contribute to green economy. .
This regional program for 2021-2027 will be implemented in the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) of the Pacific and thus highlight green and blue development based on the shared vision of the Green Deal for Europe. It will be guided by lessons learned from previous regional programs funded by the European Union (INTEGRE, PROTEGE) as well as applied regional and international dynamics: the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, International Ocean Governance, the EU’s Biotechnology by 2030 In favor of diversity, the Action Plan for the Circular Economy, a “farm to table” strategy.
French Polynesia will also pay special attention to the interrelationship between these priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Polynesian delegation is made up of international, European and Pacific affairs representative Manuel Terai, appointed as the President’s special envoy for this purpose. He was accompanied by Nanihi Mason, head of the European Affairs Office, and Maurice Lau Poi Cheung, the head of the Pacific Office. It should be noted that French Polynesian MP Mana Sage will also be present as a member of the delegation to the Committee on Sustainable Development of the National Assembly.
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