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A Black man with short curly hair is facing the camera smiling with his teeth showing. He is wearing a dark colored suit, a light colored shirt with a striped tie and there is a lanyard draped over his neck. The photo is black and white and the background features two circles, one which is light green and the other green.

Ratu Filimone Tuivanualevu

Leaders Asia-Pacific 2023


Senior Climate Adaptation Officer, Office of the Prime Minister





Filimone Tuivanualevu is engaged with the Climate Change Division in the Government of Fiji, working with key stakeholders and development partners to aid the development of national climate adaptation and loss and damage policy. He also oversees Loss and Damage, climate adaptation, and adaptation funding for UNFCCC and represented his country as a climate negotiator at the 2021 and 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conferences in the United Kingdom and Egypt, respectively.

Growing up in a coastal village in Fiji, he has seen firsthand the devastating impacts of climate change on his island’s shorelines, houses, and the livelihoods of his neighbors. Filimone aspires to be a voice for the voiceless in the efforts to address the climate crisis.