In 2022, I\Jane focused a lot on climate change, and presented on the Loss and Damages issue to the World Urban Forum in June. She finalised strategies for UN Habitat’s Participatory Slum Upgrading Program in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Kiribati, and progressed her thinking on the informal economy and how it links to informal settlements in partnership with her colleague Brenda Andreas (re-assessing the meaning of informality and how to embrace it). She delivered further training on local economic development to communities in Tuvalu and Fiji. After years of lock-down Jane started traveling in the Pacific again, but closer to home she continued her work with farmers on regenerative agriculture.
Looking forward to 2023, Jane has just finished drafting the second volume of her book “Gnarly Planning”, which she aims to launch later in the year. She has also secured a couple of longer term consultancy projects, one to implement the local economic development plan for South Tarawa, Kiribati, that she worked on in 2019, to be funded by the German Government through ICLEI, and the other a national toolkit on reducing emissions from agriculture, funded by Agrifutures through Landcare. Jane is also finalising renovations to her house in preparation for selling up and moving into town, to live as an extended family supporting her granddaughter as she starts school.