WHILE the Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu remain the most vulnerable communities to rising sea levels, climate change has forced the evacuation of two villages in Fiji. The PCC has stood with the people of Narikoso on Kadavu and Vunidogoloa on Vanue Levu in their journey to new villages sites.
PACIFIC church leaders have traveled to COP 20 in Lima, COP 21 in Paris COP 22 in Marakech, COP 23 in Bonn to give the world a regional and theological perspective on climate change. Accompanied by PCC technical staff the leaders have given valuable insight into this real and present danger. It is hoped that Pacific young people will make a pilgrimage through Europe in 2018 ahead of COP24 to raise awareness of the situation in the region.
OUR current climate change activity - Breaking waves - is a research on existing relocation work in Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu. Research in Fiji and the Solomon Islands has been completed and moves to Tuvalu and Kiiribati this year. This research will help governments design effective relocation guidelines for internal migration (the Solomons and Fiji) and provide options for Kiribati and Tuvalu.