Like most of it’s neigbouring countries, Solomon Islands, a small island developing state, has it’s share of problems on the issue of climate change.
The country is anticipating many impacts on society, the economy, the environment and human health, all of which are exacerbated by political instability, ongoing environmental degradation, and an isolated economy.
One of the adverse effects is sea level rise on the Ontong Java atolls, of Malaita Province which is affecting the growth of Swamp taro, one of the staple crops planted by the people on the atolls and the limited water sources on the atoll.
The government has also announced tentative plans of relocation in which they are looking at resettling the people from Ontong Java to two provinves, namely Isabel and the Choiseul Province.
The Solomon Islands Government has various projects administered under the Ministry
of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology’s recenlty established Climate Change Division, that are currently helping communities adapt and also mitigate climate change in the country.