Nagata launches Korotogo Coast Care Club
September 13, 2019 5:41 am
Works carried out now to mitigate against climate change may not seem much but will be realized by future generations.
This was highlighted by the Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Alipate Nagata yesterday while launching the Korotogo Youth Coast Care Club.
Nagata says that hard work will require patience and the activities being carried out at Korotogo to combat climate change will bear fruit for the upcoming generation.
In undertaking this project, the Ministry is also empowering youths in the selected communities to be agents of change and these coast care clubs will be instrumental in combating rising sea levels and its impact on our shores.
The ministry plans to establish five youth coast care clubs in the Western Division with two already established so far with the focus of engaging youth to rehabilitate and restore their coastal zone to its natural functions and beauty.
Projects under YCC’s aims to help build the resilience to coastal communities on the impact of climate-induced coastal erosion, storm surge, and coastal flooding which is a common occurrence in Korotogo.
The launch also saw the planting of 200 mangrove plants as part of Korotogo and the Ministry’s contribution to the Fijian Government’s 4 million trees initiative.