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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Review of Economic and Livelihood Impact Assessments of, and Adaptation to, Climate Change in Melane Review of Economic and Livelihood Impact Assessments of, and Adaptation to, Climate Change in Melane

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Review of Economic and Livelihood Impact Assessments of, and Adaptation to, Climate Change in Melanesia

This study draws on Pacific-wide information to provide an overview of the situation, particularly in light of the limited, robust technical and empirical information available specifically for Melanesia. The purpose of this largely literature-based review report is to provide an overview of:

  • expected economic costs of climate change, climate variability and sea level rise in the Pacific, including Melanesia;
  • gaps in knowledge about economic cost of climate change;
  • key adaptation strategies needed to strengthen socio-economic resilience; and
  • capacity development needs for strengthening resilience to climate change.

Authors: Padma Narsey Lal, Jeff Kinch and Frank Wickham
Date: January 2009

©SPREP 2009

Institutional capacity within Melanesian countries to effectively respond to climate change impacts Institutional capacity within Melanesian countries to effectively respond to climate change impacts

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Institutional capacity within Melanesian countries to effectively respond to climate change impacts, with a focus on Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

The report begins with an overview of vulnerability situation in Melanesia, establishes working definitions for the main terms and concepts used in the assessment and presents a summary review of institutional capacity in the independent states of Melanesia to respond to climate change impacts on the coastal and marine environments. Recommendations on opportunities and options to develop institutional capacity are grouped into immediate/short-term and on-going measures.

Authors: Frank Wickham, Jeff Kinch and Padma Lal
©SPREP 2009

Forests & Climate Change (2009) Forests & Climate Change (2009)

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An informative and comprehensive presentation on the role of forests in climate change adaptation and mitigation and related international policies. Presented during the Fiji REDD Policy Scoping workshop, September 2009.

Author: Dr Sean Weaver, Carbon Partnership
Date: September 2009

Carbon Trading Experience in Fiji (2009) Carbon Trading Experience in Fiji (2009)

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A presentation by Carbon Fiji on the framework for carbon trading in Fiji and the potential available in the global market. Also discusses existing barriers to carbon trading. Presented during the project Fiji national planning workshop, May 2009.

Author: Mr. Peremo Caginivula, Principal Consultant, CarbonFiji
Date: May 2009

Fiji Department of Environment – Presentation on Climate Change Issues and Responses in Fiji (2009) Fiji Department of Environment – Presentation on Climate Change Issues and Responses in Fiji (2009)

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An overview of climate change issues in Fiji, main challenges, and current and planned responses. Delivered during the project Fiji national planning workshop, May 2009.

Author: Ms Alisi Pulini-Vosalevu, Fiji Department of Environment
Date: May 2009
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