As many small island developing states, Fiji faces a variety of climate and weather-related hazards, and feature increasing levels of risk due to population growth in low-lying and coastal urban areas, rapid development and climate change. Virtually the whole country is exposed (albeit to different extent) to riverine floods, drought and extreme rainfall, and its coastal areas will be hardly hit by sea-level rise, coastal flooding and erosion.
Fiji has large shares of its key infrastructure, assets, natural resources and cultural heritage exposed to climate-related damage. Climate change threatens to increase the frequency and intensity of hazardous events and processes, which would lead to even more significant impacts on people, livelihoods, infrastructure and overall wellbeing – in particular for the poorest, most marginalized and remote communities.
In this context, population displacement is both a present occurrence for the country and a key concern for the country. To respond to current and potential displacement, Fiji has been developing a comprehensive institutional framework on planned relocation, comprising a policy, standard operating procedures and decision-making tools. In collaboration with the Government and international partners, PAMAD aims to support the development, implementation and financing of these efforts.
Regional Consultation – Promoting a Regional Approach to Human Mobility in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in the Pacific
Promoting a Regional Approach to Human Mobility in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change…