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Planning for community relocations due to climate change in Fiji
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, September 2015, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1007/s13753-015-0065-2:
This short article charts how the residents of Vunidogoloa village in Fiji relocated in early 2014 to reduce their vulnerability to encroaching sea level and inundation events that regularly devastated the community. As a consequence of the Vunidogoloa relocation, this article also explores how the Fiji Government is planning for similar resettlement transitions, including vulnerability and adaptation assessments to develop a list of potential community relocations and the development of national relocation guidelines. This study draws from key informant interviews with government officials, as well as representatives from intergovernmental and local non-governmental organizations, who are involved in the relocation issue.