The Earth Observation for Sustainable Development Forestry Management (EO4SD FM) project, financed by the European Space Agency (ESA), is supporting the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Fiji. This involves the use of Earth Observation (EO) data for the Knowledge and Support Technical Assistance (KSTA) 54212-001 Building Coastal Resilience Through Nature-based and Integrated Solutions. This application of EO is playing an important role in shaping the programme’s planning of grey and green solutions for enhancing coastal resilience and sustainable growth in Fiji. Nature’s shield reinforcing coastal resilience in Fiji From the congested metropolises of Asia to the remote small island developing states (SIDS), millions of people are at an increasing risk due to rising sea levels, intense tropical cyclones and other hydrometeorological hazards. The Asia-Pacific, home to 9 out of the 10 most exposed cities to extreme events, witnesses daily losses of $200 million to these disasters.

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