15 Aug 2013

640 of Fiji's communities vulnerable to climate change

6:18 pm on 15 August 2013

Fiji's government has identified more than 640 communities in the country which are vulnerable to climate change.

The Fiji Sun reports about 20 percent have active climate change projects.

The government's Climate Change Unit says of 51 vulnerable communities in Vanua Levu only one does not have a project underway.

It says of Viti Levu's 462 vulnerable communities, 71 are working on mitigation efforts.

The unit is working with the Ministry of I Taukei Affairs to identify which communities need urgent assistance.