This Open Forum focussed on the Northern Group, with ten individuals sharing their views and then responding to the questions and comments from the audience, in an active and wide-ranging discussion. The programme is below.
The next Forum, the last of a series of four, will take place on Wednesday February 25. The focus will be on Rarotonga.
Vaine Wichman delivered the keynote address. She drew on a variety of vulnerability and adaptation assessments, as well as other information, to give a well-informed and clearly delivered overview of the climate-related issues facing the Northern Group, and the actions that need to be undertaken. In some cases climate change impacts are already already being reduced as a result of adaptation and other initiatives.