Fiji PM congratulates Joe Biden, welcomes US back to Paris Agreement
London, Nov. 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, appears to have called the election in favour of Joe Biden – even though votes are still being counted.
The Pacific nation’s leader tweeted his congratulations, and said he hoped the Democrat would play a part in saving the planet from the climate emergency.
Congratulations, @JoeBiden.— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) November 7, 2020
Together, we have a planet to save from a #ClimateEmergency and a global economy to build back better from #COVID19.
Now, more than ever, we need the USA at the helm of these multilateral efforts (and back in the #ParisAgreement — ASAP!) pic.twitter.com/mhX9HWR5HI
Bainimarama’s tweet comes after Slovenia’s PM Janez Jansa took to Twitter on Wednesday to congratulate Trump for winning the election. Twitter put a warning on Jansa’s tweet, saying: “Official sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted.”
Fiji produces less than 1% of the globe’s carbon emissions, yet rising sea levels, coastal erosion and intense storm surges are having a dramatic effect on the country.
Under Donald Trump, the US became the first nation in the world to formally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
The Paris deal was drafted in 2015 to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.
Biden has said he would seek to re-join as soon as possible, if elected president