Cities and Climate Change Initiative: Lami Town, Fiji
Fiji is located in the South Pacific Ocean between latitude 15° and 22° South and longitude 175° East and 178° West. The national territory contains 330 islands, of which only about 100 are inhabited.
Lami Town is equally susceptible to the risks that Suva experiences with more evidence of coastal erosion, sea level rise and increased wave intensity causing damage to the town’s infrastructure and services and posing a risk to the safety of its residents. The lack of awareness of the effects of climate change and the inherent risks that are associated with it places communities living in high risk areas vulnerable to the most adverse effects of climate change.