A VILLAGE in Kadavu that is being directly affected by climate change is urging coastal communities to wake up to the reality of rising sea levels.
Narikoso Village will be the first from Fiji's southern most province to relocate because sea water is reaching their doorsteps.
Village spokesman Kelepi Saukitoga said they were being affected by the changing weather patterns.
He said all coastal villages would face the same dire circumstances and urged communities to start taking action.
Mr Saukitoga said some coastal villages in Kadavu really needed to move now because the water was continually inundating their communities.
He added that they should not cling to the comforts of living on the coast because the rising sea level would overwhelm them soon.
Villagers of Narokoso have started relocating with the assistance of government and various NGOs.
Mr Saukitoga said there was a need for more awareness on climate change.
He said coastal villagers needed to know the real dangers that existed and the impact that climate change was having on some communities in the country.