CLIMATE change and resettlement around the Pacific was one of the issues highlighted at the Pacific Conference of Churches 10th General Assembly in the Solomon Islands.
The PCC resolved that research into climate-induced resettlement would be a key area of its over the next five years.
A statement from the PCC said leaders at the 10th General Assembly in Honiara supported the continuation of climate- induced resettlement research focusing on human rights.
As part of the program of action, the Pacific Conference of Churches will have an advocacy plan as outlined in the Moana Declaration of 2009.
The plan would look at options for displaced people, explore methods of relocation and ensure the protection of the rights of the displaced people.
Also, the Pacific churches will fight for the compensation of people affected by nuclear testing.
Delegates at the assembly agreed to advocate with the Maohi people in Tahiti a zero tolerance stance on nuclear weapons and testing.
The general assembly resolved to build awareness beginning in churches, with partners and networks about the injustices suffered by victims of nuclear testing in the region.