Focus on adaptation at Fiji climate meeting

The United Nations is holding a Pacific wide climate change conference in Fiji next week to enhance resilience in the region through better adaptation.

High tides in Marshall Islands in March 2016 hit a seawall. Photo: RNZI/Giff Johnson

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, or SPREP, said its aim is to help countries improve their planning and prioritise action to reduce their vulnerability.

It said water resources, food security, natural ecosystems and livelihoods are already being affected by climate change.

SPREP said when climate change challenges are immense and resources are limited, prioritising the range of adaptation options is the key to better planning.

It said various Pacific countries have asked for help to up-skill their approach.

The regional workshop runs from 28 to 31 May in Nadi, Fiji.

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