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Climate change in higher education in Fiji: a literature review

Lagi, Rosiana and Veisa, Filipe and Robaigau, Apolosa and Laupepa, Siniva and Raisele, Kolaia and Waqailiti, Ledua (2022) Climate change in higher education in Fiji: a literature review. Institute of Education, University College London, London, UK.

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Abstract

This review explores the literature available regarding climate change and higher education in Fiji, especially in recognising the importance of learning about climate change for higher education students. The Fiji Climate Change Policy prioritises climate change in higher education but it is not clear what the role of higher education is in responding to climate change, or how to prioritise the capacity building of local communities to be able to prevent and reduce risks associated with climate change. However, the three main higher education providers – University of Fiji, Fiji National University and the University of the South Pacific – focus on climate change in their learning, teaching and research programmes and more can still be done to improve community response to climate change. As part of the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate (Climate-U) research project, this literature review aims to identify what has been done to date and the gaps in the provision of the three higher education providers under study, including their climate change courses and programmes, and to create interventions to improve what is currently offered. It is argued that relevant and well targeted interventions will improve the communities’ capacity to reduce the risks posed by climate change and build a more resilient and safe nation for future generations.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE)
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2023 23:18
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 23:18
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/13952
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