10 Jan 2024

Pacific peoples opt for homeland despite climate change - Study

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 10 January 2024

New research suggests that the large majority of Pacific people want to remain in their home country in 2050 despite climate change's challenges, signalling a clear preference for climate adaptation in the region.

The research is part of a broader study out of the University of Auckland, where academics are hoping to better understand the population dynamics of the region's 13 million people as climate change poses an increasing risk.

Co-leader of the study, Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem, spoke to Charlotte Cook.