Historic Report on Climate Change & Disability to be launched

“Towards an Inclusive Climate Ready Pacific”

The Pacific Disability Forum will be launching the first ever report on Disability and Climate Change in the Pacific. The study was funded by the Australian Government with technical support from the Australia Pacific Climate Partnership. It was conducted in three Pacific Island countries: Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu.

PDF’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Setareki Macanawai says “the study was very historic for PDF, for persons with disabilities and for the Pacific as a whole.” In addition, he added that,” the study was implemented during the time when the World in particular the Pacific was invaded by COVID-19 and was on lockdown.”

The report contains first-hand information on the impact of climate change on persons with disabilities in the Pacific and recommendations to Governments, partners and civil Society for disability inclusive climate adaptation and mitigation processes.

The Report launch will be on a hybrid mode and hosted by five Pacific Island countries: Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Fiji hosting the main event at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Tuesday 30th August 2022 at 11:00 am. The Report will be launched by a representative of the Australian High Commission to Fiji.


For more information on the launch. Please contact any of the following:

A partnership of Pacific organisations of and for persons with disabilities