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Lack of funding for climate change relocation

Ropate Valemei
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FUNDING is a major hindrance to provincial workers wanting to relocate villages affected by climate change.

This has led to provincial councils taking alternative steps in five specific communities within the Cakaudrove province.

Roko tui Cakaudrove Sara Bulutani Mataitawakilai said his office had no funding to help villages affected by coastal erosion caused by climate change.

"We have to rely on funding from civil society organisations or donor organisations to help communities who need to move," Mr Mataitawakilai told participants at a climate change meeting in Lami.

"There is no funding from government and we take a $10 levy from every male between the ages of 21 and 60 in Cakaudrove to fund our work.

"One option we have taken is to make sure that all new homes built in vulnerable communities are constructed in safe areas away from the current village sites."

Mr Mataitawakilai said funding was so strained that conservation officers sometimes could not find transport to conduct research in the communities.








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