Journal article

The immobility-relocation continuum: Diverse responses to coastal change in a small island state

AE Piggott-McKellar, C McMichael

Environmental Science and Policy | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021


Rising sea levels and associated coastal hazards will lead to the relocation of some communities away from sites of high exposure. In Fiji, several communities have already initiated relocation, with hundreds more considered in need of future relocation by the Fijian government. Yet, often relocation is viewed as an inevitable response to coastal exposure, whereby an entire community is relocated from one location (of high exposure) to another (of lesser exposure) with the assistance of an external actor, namely the State and donors. Limited research has drawn attention to the heterogenous nature of relocation (and immobility responses), and the factors that shape these diverse processes. Dr..

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