Fiji to finalise first Displacement Guidelines

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Economy Makereta Konrote speaks with Dr Cosmin Corendra, who recently authored Fiji’s Planned Relocation Guidelines. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI is working towards finalising its first Displacement Guidelines after the successful launching of its Planned Relocation Guideline last year.

Ministry for Economy permanent secretary Makereta Konrote said the National Displacement Guidelines would also align to other key national documents, including Fiji’s Five-Year and 20-Year National Development Plan, Fiji’s Green Growth Framework, the National Climate Change Policy, National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy, and Fiji’s National Adaptation Plan and  the Climate Vulnerability Assessment (CVA).

“As we continue the critical work of implementing the Paris Agreement, one of the key areas of focus for Government is on building resilience in our economy and communities and ensuring that there is complementarity and connectivity in all efforts from the national to the regional and international level,” she said, while speaking at the Stakeholder Consultation on the Displacement Guidelines for Fiji in Suva today.

The one-day exchange provided a space for stakeholders to discuss and share information and scientific knowledge on the impacts of climate change on human mobility, and to contribute to the drafting of a strong and well-informed Displacement Guidelines.

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