A rainbow forms over Serua Village, Fiji, where villagers face the painful decision whether to move. Photo: Reuters
A rainbow forms over Serua Village, Fiji, where villagers face the painful decision whether to move. Photo: Reuters
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Opinion

The Conversation

Why some Pacific Islanders are staying put even as climate change submerges their homes

  • Some 800 communities may have to relocate due to climate change but almost all of Serua Island’s residents are staying because of deep-rooted links
  • Voluntary immobility is not unique to Fiji. Globally, households and communities are also remaining where climate risks are increasing or already high

A rainbow forms over Serua Village, Fiji, where villagers face the painful decision whether to move. Photo: Reuters
A rainbow forms over Serua Village, Fiji, where villagers face the painful decision whether to move. Photo: Reuters
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