• News from the observatory

    November 9, 2020 by

    Communities in Solomon Islands have been identified to be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and associated sea-level rise. Some evidence of these impacts is already visible. For example, the artificial island of Walande, located off the coast of South Malaita, has been submerged by rising sea-levels in recent years and the community… Read more

  • Challenges of relocation

    November 9, 2020 by

    During my time on Fanalei, I learned that relocation from the island to the adjacent mainland of South Malaita is already occurring. Villagers try to escape from the incoming high tide, which regularly floods large parts of the settlement. People of Fanalei only own very little land on the mainland and the relocation of currently… Read more

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