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 "Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries"

Karl P. Kirsch-Jung

Project Director & Senior Adviser

SPC/GIZ Regional Project
'Climate Protection through Forest Conservation
in Pacific Island Countries'

SPC Narere Campus
Beaumont Rd.
P.O. Box 14041
Suva, Fiji

T +679 3305 983; +679 3307 543
F +679 3315 446
M +6798349 152
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