Climate Resilient Islands

A man drawing a map

Finding where we are on the map

4 August 2022

Without understanding our place in a system, we don’t know how to adapt most effectively when part of that system changes. As climate change continues to impact the Pacific, the local structures and ecosystems of…

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A man and a woman holding an image of a red canoe, their resilience symbol

A voyage into the unknown: Adapting to a changing world

28 July 2022

Long ago, Pasifika ancestors set out from their homes to find new lands scattered throughout the ocean. These people innovated with boats and navigation methods, refining them as they went, with strength and optimism helping…

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A river bend with trees on either side

The Big Picture: Connections in a complex system

28 July 2022

The Naiqaqi River runs through the entire village and all the ecosystems it comprises. It flows from the rainforests on the surrounding mountains past the mangroves on the riverbank, through the plantations and farms to…

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Hands holding freshwater mussels in the water

Coconuts, crabs and butterflies: Building resilience in Fiji

28 July 2022

Freshwater mussels were once found in abundance in the Nasavu River. They were a staple source of food for the Vitina community members, who live along the banks of the river. For generations, these mussels…

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When Tonga went quiet

27 July 2022

In January, the Climate Resilient Islands team in Tonga should have been preparing for visits to communities across the country. Fresh from a break after the early progress made on the project in 2021, the…

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