COMMISSIONER Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica yesterday assured the Climate Change Summit that government remained committed to dealing with climate change issues.
In highlighting the development progress and future plans for the north under the Look North Policy now known as the Vanua Levu Development Plan 2010-2014, Lt-Col Moceica said the developments had also worked hand in hand with sustainability plans for the environment.
Lt-Col Moceica told participants work had progressed well with the first village in Cakaudrove for relocation.
However, he mentioned the importance of first working in consultation with the villagers as they would usually have strong links to the present location.
"It's not easy for the villagers especially if they have strong links and ties even cultural and historic ties to their existing location of villages.
"But we always tell them the need for relocation and how climate change continues to have impact like the rising sea level."
Lt-Col Moceica said villagers of Vunidogoloa in Korotasere district had not shifted to the new village site.
"We are still working on the new site before the villagers move in," he said.