We have been busy in Fiji. Renee, Tristan and Kerrie spent the first week of the trip in Nawairuku Village sharing research findings and discussing ways forward with the community. We were honoured to travel to other people and communities who are working hard to increase their resilience in a changing climate. The owner of this land has singlehandedly planted thousands of trees as a carbon sink, and to bring some life back to this otherwise barren land which is prone to while grass fires. His lush forest includes mango, guava, coconut, sandalwood and vesi trees with plans to cover the barren hill in the background in years to come.
We are now spending time on the Coral Coast with villages who depend on the Sigatoka River and surrounding reef systems for their lives and livelihoods. We are excited to learn more about the changes they are seeing and the actions they are taking to secure food and income. We already know many people are doing great things and we will share some stories of them soon. Vinaka!
Miguel Van Der Velden working as an intern for the UN Environment in Geneva
October 9, 2019
Angus Presents Findings of 'Regional Report: Indigenous Peoples' Food Security in the Arctic Region' to the UNFAO
October 7, 2019
Oct 25th - NRESi Colloquia at UNBC - Dr. Tristan Pearce