Fiji’s High Level Climate Champion and Minister for Defence and National Security, Inia Seruiratu today launched Fiji’s Planned Relocation Guidelines at the Pacific and Koronivia Pavilion in Katowice, Poland.
Speaking at the event, Minister Seruiratu said that the Planned Relocation Guidelines reiterates Fiji’s commitment towards climate change adaptation and building resilience in communities.
“To date, a total of three villages have already been successfully fully relocated in Fiji, two partially relocated and two more in the initial stages of relocation. And according to the Fijian Green Growth Framework, there are around 42 more communities recommended for relocation. Proper scientific assessment of the dynamics of these communities is critical.”
Seruiratu added that the Fijian Government is making long term preparations that will be accompanied by reliable hazard maps and socio-economic studies that depict scenarios of hazards in a community.
Seruiratu also acknowledged the German Government and the European Union for their increasing and continuous support for Fiji’s climate change projects.