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45 May Face Climate Change Relocation: Government

45 May Face Climate Change  Relocation: Government
Participants during the consultation workshop for Climate Change at Southern Cross Hotel yesterday. Photo: Luisa Qiolevu
June 24
08:53 2015

Forty-five communities have been identified as being vulnerable to climate change and could potentially be relocated in the next five to 10 years.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Acting Permanent Secretary Luke Daunivalu said this at the Climate Change consultation workshop at Southern Cross Hotel in Suva yesterday.

The Climate Change Division under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, National Disaster Management Office and civil society partners, have conducted extensive mapping and profiling of climate change and disaster impacted communities in Fiji.

“We have been able to map 800 communities affected with climate change while we’ve already mapped and have identified as vulnerable communities with 45 communities potential to be relocated in the next 5 to 10 years,” he said.

“So far we have relocated 3 communities; one in Vunidogoloa in Vanua Levu, the second, Narikoso in Kadavu and the third, Denimanu village on Yadua Island in Bua. The next state sponsored project will be Waciwaci District School in Lakeba, Lau,” he said.

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