Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Lami Town, Republic of Fiji

Liam Fee
Created: 7/01/2014 -

Abstract

In Fiji, as in many areas in the Pacific, urban populations are located in highly hazard-prone areas in the coastal zone. Storm surges and sea-level rise can affect settlements, food production and infrastructure. A lack of basic services such as clean water supply and solid waste management can exacerbate the negative effects of climate change. Amid all this, the poorest are almost always the most vulnerable, as they have less access to infrastructure, basic services and social safety nets in the event of a disaster.

Other Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments:
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Hoi An,Viet Nam
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Lami Town, Republic of Fiji
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

 

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Organization(s)

UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

Keywords

Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Flooding
Habitat extent
Infrastructure damage
Precipitation
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Salinization / Saltwater intrusion
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Sociopolitical Setting
Urban
Rural
Region
International