- Restore, protect, and sustain the management of threatened ecosystems and the services they provide for target communities
- Adopt and apply agriculture best practices and standards for food security
Fiji is regularly affected by tropical cyclones, floods, droughts, and storm surges. With climate change, communities face increased impacts on their ecosystems and livelihoods. Coastal and riverbank erosion has become prevalent in many parts of Fiji. This has led to siltation (an unusually high increase in sedimentation rate) of important freshwater habitats, and the loss of buffer zones that protect against storm surges. In Ba Province, approximately 6.4 million tons of soil is eroded each year.
example, the 2009 floods cost the sugar belt (an area including Ba Province), an estimated $24 million in losses. Unsustainable farming practices exacerbate the impacts of floods and droughts.
With a grant from the Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM), the World Wide Fund for Nature – Pacific will adopt an integrated approach to strengthen climate resilience in Nailaga and Nacula Districts in Ba Province. The project will facilitate the establishment or restoration of healthy ecosystems as a proven and cost-effective strategy to
reduce the impacts of climate change and to improve the resiliency of communities that depend on these ecosystems.
See factsheet for full details.