THE climate change division has been transferred to the Ministry of Finance from this year from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

And a sum of $200,000 has been set aside by Government in the 2016-2017 National Budget to cover the operations of the unit.

The transfer was a strategic move to strengthen the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management more effectively throughout the development process and activities undertaken in Fiji. The ministry states the severity of TC Winston is a sober reminder of what the world can expect because of climate change.

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Source: The Fiji Times