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Country Resource - Fiji

Fiji

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  • Population...........................................................................947,760 (2023 est.)
  • Population growth rate ...........................................................0.42% (2023 est.)
  • Birth rate..............................................16.25 births/1,000 population (2023 est.)
  • Death rate............................................6.44 deaths/1,000 population (2023 est.)
  • Net migration rate........................-5.65 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2023 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 replaces 'Fijian' with 'iTaukei' when referring to the original and native settlers of Fiji

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

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