FBC: Climate change and urbanization increase disasters

[Source: Fiji Government/Facebook]

Deputy Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management, Mitieli Cama has highlighted that climate change, rapid urbanization, and environmental degradation have escalated the frequency and severity of disasters.

In a recent workshop aimed at raising awareness about the National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy, he says these consequences affect individuals, families, and entire communities, impeding progress and posing a threat to sustainable development.

Addressing civil society organizations at the workshop, Cama emphasizes the collective responsibility to respond effectively by integrating disaster risk reduction into the governance framework.

He stressed that the task cannot be accomplished by the government alone and underscored the importance of partnerships with NGOs, CSOs, and faith-based organizations, leveraging their expertise, resources, and dedication to catalyze change…

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