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Youths learn more about climate resilience

July 14, 2018 6:32 pm

The Ministry of Youth and Sports organised a four day climate change workshop earlier this week for youth participants from the Eastern Division.

Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, reminded participants that climate change is real and its effects evident in many Pacific Island countries.

Climate change he says is a global problem, the continuing change in climate across the world is posing a serious threat to our environment and society.

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He noted that there is a gathering pace in the discussion of the impacts of climate change and its relationship with human rights.

Workshops such as this are more frequent including resolutions on climate change and the environment.

The Minister added that there have been numerous action plans passed by the Fijian Government and steps are currently being taken to assist the many vulnerable communities and neighbouring island countries.”

One of the participants from Kadavu, Jone Cavalevu, says he has experienced firsthand what the effects climate change has done to communities in Kadavu.

Cavalevu explained that in 2016 there was a high swell that swept through Tabuya village which destroyed a few houses and again in May 2018, it happened again.

With this Climate Change Resilience Training, Cavalevu says he will be able to learn on how to understand more on climate change and how to adapt.

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