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Help for villages

Ropate Valemei
Thursday, August 21, 2014

VILLAGES impacted by climate change will need to make financial contributions to partner with government in order to relocate.

And the Cakaudrove Provincial Council is calling on those who have genuine interests and concerns about climate change impact that there are communities in need of assistance in this area.

"We have people whose livelihood, whose future is bleak right now due to climate change impact and we are requesting their assistance in whatever way, whether in relocation, adaptation or mitigation measures," said roko tui Cakaudrove Sara Bulutani.

He said he was not only speaking for the province of Cakaudrove but for other communities threatened by climate change.

Mr Bulutani said relocation was a complex issue when it comes to land.

"Moving an inch in a mataqali, that's OK but moving to another mataqali land is another issue," said Mr Bulutani.

According to him, Vunidogoloa was relocated at a cost of about $500,000 and the village had to raise about $250,000 to contribute to the government's assistance.

"The cases are different. The costs depend on the number of houses and the distance they are going to be relocated to and the other projects involved in the relocation process."

The Pacific Conference of Churches yesterday conducted a workshop on climate change and relocation at Novotel in Lami.

Mr Bulutani said the workshop allowed them to sell ideas to other participant.

He said the fund would assist the villages threatened by sea level rise and also those who expressed the need to be relocated.

"Hopefully, we have some intervention maybe by the government or maybe donor agencies will hear their circumstance and step in and help in the relocation."

This year's Hibiscus Festival is centered on the theme of climate change.

* More on climate change on page 20








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