The Pacific Islands Forum has developed the Blue Pacific 2050 Strategy, which is a bold growth plan for our region.

It lays out a thorough and well-rounded strategy for tackling the many difficult problems we face, such as climate change.

Manoa Kamikamica, Fiji’s deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade said investing in disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation can be implemented towards building resilience into our economies and societies, to ensure that we have the capacity to adapt to changing circumstances.

Kamikamica said that the Pacific Region must cooperate and reorient its strategies if it is to be sustainable.

“There are some key opportunities inside the 2050 strategies, if anything just refocuses more on our attention on the need to collaborate but it’s a collaboration where everybody wins.”

The launch heard that the Pacific region should seize this opportunity because it is extremely susceptible to external shocks, such as natural disasters and climate change.