Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) Managing Director, Mr. Ruel Yamuna, opened the fourth and final Regional Workshop on the Green Climate Fund and the review of the Climate Change (Management) Act, 2015 at the Alotau International Hotel yesterday.

The Managing Director noted the acute climate threats the Southern Region provinces face in the form of rising sea levels, inundation of arable land and food crops that affect community livelihoods.Milne Bay Provincial Administrator, Mr. Ashan Numa, participated the workshop’s opening session, noting “We must continue to take lead in Climate Change, that’s why we are here and I must applaud the role CCDA has played in the international negotiation space particularly on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement – this is only the beginning, there is a lot yet to be done”.

Mr. Numa added that CCDA’s engagement in this international fora has now presented opportunities to build capacity at the provincial level with the support from national government agencies and development partners to develop quality climate change project proposals and access finance.