Fiji names Governor of California as COP23 special envoy

California Governor Jerry Brown (C) arrives to attend a meeting ahead of the Clean Energy Ministerial international forum in Beijing on June 6, 201 Photo: AFP

CALIFORNIA, USA-June 15: 9:05am(RNZI): Fiji has named the governor of California, Jerry Brown, as the COP23 special envoy for states and regions in a ceremony held in Sacramento in California.

Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama had indicated Governor Brown would work closely with the Fijian co-presidency of the climate conference to be held in Bonn, Germany in November.

Mr Brown’s job would be to rally support for the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

Mr Bainimarama said Governor Brown’s long track record of advocacy on climate change formed the basis for his decision to appoint him special envoy.

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