Sustainability in the South Pacific

In mid-October, Heath Kelsey and Annie Carew traveled halfway across the globe to facilitate workshops in Nouméa, New Caledonia. This workshop brought together scientists and local managers from across New Caledonia and Fiji to discuss regional priorities. There was a focus on potential management actions in the face of climate change; marine temperature changes impact fisheries and food security, while intensifying storms and sea level rise contribute to coastal erosion that threatens communities. We look forward to continuing these discussions as part of our ongoing PACPATH project through the Belmont Forum.