Climate Change

Small islands, whether located in the tropics or higher latitudes, have characteristics which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and extreme events (very high confidence) ♦  Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards, thus threatening vital infrastructure, settlements and facilities that support the livelihood of island communities (very high confidence). ♦  There is strong evidence that under most climate change scenarios, water resources in small islands are likely to be seriously compromised (very high confidence). ♦  It is very likely that subsistence and commercial agriculture on small islands will be adversely affected by climate change (high confidence). IPCC 4th Assessment Report, 2007

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SPC/GIZ "Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Islands Region"

Dr Wulf Killmann

Team Leader
SPC/GIZ Pacific German Regional
Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR)
Module 2, Level 3, Plaza 1, Downtown Boulevard
33 Ellery Street, Suva
P O Box 14041, Suva
Republic of Fiji
Tel.: (679) 3305 983; Fax: (679) 3315 446


Ms Christine Fung
Land Use Planning and Facilitation Specialist, GIZ
Telephone: (679) 3305983

Dr Christopher Bartlett
Climate Change Adviser, GIZ
Vanuatu
Telephone: (678) 29594

Ms Kalpana Lal
Administration and Finance Manager
Telephone: (679) 3305983
GIZ Pacific Project Administration Unit (PAU)
Telephone: (679) 3305983

Ms Marita Manley

Technical Adviser - Climate Change, GIZ
Telephone: (679) 3305 983

Ms Hanna Sabass
Climate Change and Education Adviser
Telephone: (679) 3305 983

Dr Rachel Dempsey

Climate Change Adviser - Samoa

Ms Ashlene Prasad
Finance and Administrative Officer, GIZ
Telephone: (679) 3305 983

Ms Katerina Syngellakis
Sustainable Energy Adviser, GIZ
Telephone: (679) 3305 983

Mr Fenno Brunken
Climate Change Adviser, Northern Pacific
Telephone: (679) 3305 983

Mr Sitiveni Tui'lautala
Project Officer
SPC/GIZ Tonga Officer

Dr Melchior Mataki
Solomon Islands Coordinator

Ms Adilaini Wata
Finance and Administration Officer
Telephone: (679) 3305 983