Country

Fiji

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Fiji.

Country Context

Fiji is an Island nation of the Melanesia region of the South Pacific. Fiji consists of 332 islands, around 110 of which are inhabited, the territory also includes a large number of smaller islets. Fiji’s population of around 900,000 people has been experiencing consistent growth despite proportionately high rates of net outmigration. Fiji’s economy is predominantly service-based (71.5% as of 2017) with a notably high dependence on tourism, and receives significant remittance income from workers abroad. As of 2013 the national poverty rate remained high, at 28% of the population.

Fiji submitted its Second National Communication to the UNFCC in 2014, extensively documenting the risks climate change presents to its communities and economy. Key vulnerabilities include its subsistence agriculture sector, its coastal and marine resources, including coral reefs, its freshwater resources, and its land management and uses. Fiji has ratified the Paris Climate Agreement, and submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (2016), which emphasizes the nation’s need for external support to meet the high economic costs of mitigation and adaptation. In 2017 The Government of Fiji, World Bank, and GFDRR completed an extensive assessment of Fiji’s vulnerability to climate change. Among a number of key findings this work identified the need for an investment of $9.3 billion by 2027 (almost 100% of GDP) to strengthen Fiji’s resilience to climate change and natural hazards.

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Climate Data

Historical Trends

The section provides access to historical climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation from 1900 to 2016.

Projected Trends

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

Climate by Sector

This section contains information from multiple climate indicators and indices relevant for key economic sectors. Simple narratives can help you interpret and extract summaries of potential climate change impacts at the sector level.

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Vulnerability

This section allows you to explore the susceptibility of livelihoods and natural systems to impacts from climate variability and change and facilitate the exploration of socioeconomic and development data and its relationships with natural hazards vulnerable areas.

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Impacts

This section allows you to explore the climate information from multiple climate indicators and present them with simple, embedded interpretation for an informative, high-level summary of the potential for future climate change impacts on key socioeconomic sectors.

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Adaptation

This section helps you grasp key national adaptation policies and reports, explore options for key sectors, and understand current adaptation gaps and needs for enhanced climate smart planning.

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