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Bishops discuss climate change strategy

Matilda Simmons
Friday, July 08, 2016

FORTY bishops and archbishops from around the world concluded their seven-day consultation with a church service at the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral in Suva yesterday.

The consultation meeting takes place every four years around the world with Fiji hosting the latest.

Reverend Tim Harford, a representative from the United Society (Us) which organised the event, said the consultation looked at climate change as one of the main issues to help the wider Anglican family respond constructively to environmental issues.

"The meeting is for the Anglican missions to set our agenda for the next three to five years so with this meet, we now know that climate change, migration and refugees are some of the things that our bishops and archbishops are faced with," Mr Harford said.

"Following this, we will work on how to resource them going forward."

A report from Us revealed Fiji struggling with the impact of rising sea levels as a result of climate change with 676 villages at risk of flooding and several village communities forced to relocate.

"The impact is not just economic with ocean acidification killing fish stocks and salt water ruining farmland, but cultural because ancestral lands are being destroyed," the report stated.

Mr Harford said the consultation hoped to play a significant role in defining a climate change strategy.

The delegates included those from East Africa, Bangladesh, the Caribbean, US, UK, Barbadoes, Central Africa, Sri Lanka, and PNG.








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