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

SPC and GIZ publications

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Growing crops in changing climate - poster Growing crops in changing climate - poster

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A poster showing different techniques and approaches for growing crops in the face of a changing climate. Targeting young audiences.

SPC/GIZ Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region Programme

2013

Choiseul Province Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Report Choiseul Province Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Report

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This study undertaken in Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands, places the community at the centre for assessing vulnerability to climate change. The report is primarily based on information gathered through a series of facilitated workshops, observations and recorded data in 27 communities in the province. The information is supported through analysis of literature, including scientific research and relevant government legislation, that relate to issues raised in the Choiseul communities.

Based on the findings of the assessment, a suite of adaptation options are recommended addressing land, coastal, community and sea-based vulnerabilities.

Authors: Melchior Mataki, Gideon Solo, Paul Donohoe, Davis Alele, Lisa Sikajajaka

Date: January 2013

Climate Change Education in the Pacific Island States - report of the SPC/GIZ preparatory mission Climate Change Education in the Pacific Island States - report of the SPC/GIZ preparatory mission

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Education can play an active role on mitigation and adaptation to climate change to bolster people`s ability and stimulate the next generation to demand, generate, interpret and apply information on current and future climate and the perspective consequences. Crucially, there has been little progress in mainstreaming climate change within existing education policy frameworks, strategies and particularly improving the education sector capacities to generate such information for effective integration in relevant programmes.

The purpose of the appraisal mission was to assess the potential for integrating climate change into different education institutions through a `Climate Change and Education` component of the current SPC/GIZ regional programme. 

Authors: Hartmann, H., Sabass, H., Tagivakatini, S., Ries, F.
Date: November 2010

Climate of Vanuatu – The observed Climate, Climate Variability and Change Climate of Vanuatu – The observed Climate, Climate Variability and Change

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An in-depth presentation on the climate in Vanuatu looking at surface air temperature, rainfall distribution, wind speed and direction, climate drivers like ENSO and SPCZ, variability and trends specifically regarding rainfall, temperatures and extreme events; with reference to the Pacific Climate Change Science Program.

Author: Mr. Robsen Silas (Vanuatu Meteorological and Geohazard Department VMGD)

Date: 14 November 2011

Climate change - causes, impacts and responses - brochure Climate change - causes, impacts and responses - brochure

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Pictorial brochure on the causes of climate change and impacts in the Pacific and adaptation and mitigation responses.

January 2013
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