Assistance for community climate change adaptation projects
October 21, 2015 6:40 pm
People of Nailaga in Ba and Nacula in the Yasawa now have access to technical assistance for Climate Change adaptation.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Pacific-American Climate Fund have started projects for ecosystem maintenance and resiliency.
Project Manager Vinesh Kumar says they’ll also work on improved governance and sustainable resource management.
“Ba is prone to climate change disasters, for example flooding, but now they’ll see the pro-long drought condition, so Ba is an area that is impacted by climate change activities, also we are focusing on Nacula because, in the Yasawa’s there is water shortages.”
US Ambassador to Fiji Judith Cefkin says, the United States will help communities which are venerable and need assistance, through organisations that are able to articulate a very clear plan that seem viable.
Focussing on adaptation, agricultural best practices and standards for food security, the programme hopes to leave communities better able to cope with climate change.