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13 to 14 July 2023 | By invitation only

Hybrid: PIF Headquarters and Zoom, Suva, Fiji

The Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, with its low-lying island nations facing multiple threats, including sea-level rise, extreme weather events, and ocean acidification. These threats are impacting the socio-economic, cultural, and environmental systems of Pacific Island Countries (PICs), resulting in increased climate-induced human mobility, including migration, displacement, and planned relocation. Over the course of three years, PICs under the Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security Programme (PCCMHS) have been actively developing a regional collaboration framework on human mobility as a result of climate change. The development of the regional framework has progressed under the guidance of the Joint Working Group (consisting of Pacific member states, and PCCMHS partners including SPC and PIFS) and its Co-Chairs (Governments of Fiji and Tuvalu). An update on the progress of this work has been reported to the FOC and the FOC Sub-Committee on Regional Security (FSRS). The Pacific Climate Mobility Framework will provide a coordinated approach to climate induced human mobility in the Pacific region, taking into account the unique socio-cultural, economic, and environmental contexts of PICs. It contributes to the implementation of the Thematic Area, “Climate change and disaster1” of the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent. It is intended that the Regional Dialogue, held back-to-back with the Senior Officials workshop to develop the implementation plan for the 2050 Strategy will finalize the Pacific Climate Mobility Framework for endorsement by Leaders through the FSRS and the 2023 pre-Forum FOC.

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Subregional Office for the Pacific +679 331-9669 [email protected]
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