Regional Talanoa on Climate Induced Planned Relocation

A series of talanoa was held in Suva, Fiji on 05 October 2023 to discuss the issues and complexities surrounding climate induced human mobility, with specific focus on planned relocation.
The aim of the talanoa was to highlight the many dimensions of planned relocation which include the technical aspects of measuring climate risks, including risks brought about by slow onset and non-economic loss and damage, the significance of cultural connectiveness and psychosocial wellbeing of affected communities, and necessary gender sensitive responses.
The talanoa brought together technical experts, government representatives, civil society organisations, regional organisations, researchers, community practitioners, and community representatives. Led by podium discussions, there was sharing of experiences, knowledge, personal stories, and reflections on the multi-layered and multi-dimensional components of planned relocation. Conversations were underpinned by the experiences and lessons learned from affected communities.
The Talanoa was organised and hosted with the active engagement of the Fiji Climate Change Division of the Office of the Prime Minister and the GIZ global Programme Human Mobility in the Context of Climate (HMCCC). Funding support was provided by the Federal Republic of Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.