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Country Resource - Fiji

Fiji

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  • Population......................................................................935,974 (July 2020 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................0.5% (2020 est.)
  • Birth rate..............................................17.4 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
  • Death rate............................................6.3 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
  • Net migration rate..........................-6.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
  • Ethnic groups*.............iTaukei 56.8% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indo-Fijian 37.5%, Rotuman 1.2%, other 4.5% (European, part European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese) (2007 est.)

* a 2010 law replaced 'Fijian' with 'iTuakei' when referring to the original and native settlers of Fiji

CIA World Factbook

Brij V. Lal of the Australian National University explains the link between Fiji's recent political turbulence and the increasing numbers of Fijian emigrants.

Recent Activity

Rising sea levels threaten Pacific Islands

While media and academic discussions of "climate refugees" paint a picture of mass displacement of millions, in reality many communities vulnerable to climate change may choose to stay as a result of strong cultural, historical, and spiritual attachments to place. This article explores this "voluntary immobility" and its implications in the Pacific Islands.

Brij V. Lal of the Australian National University explains the link between Fiji's recent political turbulence and the increasing numbers of Fijian emigrants.
New Approaches to Climate Change and Migration: Building the Adaptive Capacity of Mobile Populations
Reports
December 2020

The link between climate change and migration is a complex one. Whether individuals move or stay in place can be voluntary or involuntary, a proactive strategy or last resort, and is part of a bigger story of global mobility and personal networks. This report examines this complicated relationship, highlights limitations of climate response measures to date, and presents an alternative, flexible approach based on the involvement of affected communities.