THE National Climate Change Summit taskforce will meet this week to discuss issues raised at the recent meeting in Labasa and identify the way forward for Fiji.
Director Political Treaties and Climate Change at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Esala Nayasi said the team would also discuss ways of ensuring that the grassroots communities receive information on climate change issues and how to deal with them.
"We have seen for the last few days the successful discussion stakeholders including community reps had at the summit," Mr Nayasi said.
"It provided a good platform in terms of collaboration with the stakeholders including faith-based groups and resource owners," he said.
He said the way forward for Fiji was to finalise the outcome of the meeting and discuss opportunities of dealing with climate change issues.
"It is equally important to involve the media and we have seen the effectiveness and good coverage provided over the three days of summit," Mr Nayasi said.
"We have heard from resource owners and community reps the challenges they already face as a result of climate change impact," he said.
"That is an area government has already started working on. The summit provided us an opportunity to identify other options and ensure communities are included in the way forward for Fiji in terms of climate change issues."