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Young people must take actions to be resilient to climate change

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 26/05/2017

Young people must take the lead on actions throughout communities to be resilient to the negative impacts of climate change.

This is the result of a youth regional workshop underway in Fasi for the Anglican Church members.

The facilitator – Siu Jione from USP Fiji said it is important to empower youth members to take ownership and leadership to climate adaptations as most communities in Tonga are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Siu says during the workshop they were able to identify the areas most affected by flood in Fasi.

“A lot of people can not have backyard garden because its affecting by flooding and one participant said that before they were able to pele in their backyard and continuous flooding has stopped them from doing that. Other issue was water security a lot of Fasi do not have adequate access to water those were the outcomes from this training.”

She highlights youth and communities are financially capable of funding projects to be resilient to the negative impacts of climate change. 

Now the workshop has been successful, the next move is taking actions.  

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