Psychological adaptation to climate change risks among adolescents and young adults in the Pacific

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A large proportion of the global burden of disease attributable to climate change is borne by children and young adults. In this project, our international team of collaborators investigates how exposure to climate risks affects developmental and wellbeing outcomes among young people in Fiji and the Solomon Islands using expertise from psychology, human geography and early years education. The project aims to understand how resilient and vulnerable groups of young people in the Pacific are experiencing climate change and explore avenues for policy interventions to enhance their capacity for adaptation.

Project Team

Dr Charles A. Ogunbode

University of Nottingham, UK

Principal Investigator

A/Professor Navjot Bhullar

University of New England, Australia

Co-Investigator

Dr Lavinia Tiko

University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Co-Investigator

Dr Jack Maebuta

Solomon Islands National University, Solomon Islands

Co-Investigator

Professor Patrick Nunn

University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Co-Investigator

Ms Roselyn Kumar

University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Research Assistant