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

IV. Solomon Islands

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REDD Feasibility Study for East Rennell World Heritage Site, Solomon Islands REDD Feasibility Study for East Rennell World Heritage Site, Solomon Islands

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Date added: 09/16/2013
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East Rennell Natural World Heritage Site (WHS) in Solomon Islands is one of only three areas of World Heritage status in the Pacific Island Region. This feasibility study concludes that a REDD+ project for the East Rennell Island WHS, would generate higher income for the local land owner association than a logging operation. Furthermore, it suggests that such an activity could support the local acceptance and conservation of the currently endangered World Heritage Status.

Author: Scott Alexander Stanley on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project “Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries”.

July 2013

Detection and Quantification of Deforestation during 2000 – 2013 on Choiseul, Solomon Islands Detection and Quantification of Deforestation during 2000 – 2013 on Choiseul, Solomon Islands

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Date added: 07/21/2014
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During the period 2000 – 2013, 1,998 ha or 154 ha/year were deforested on Choiseul, equalling about 0.65 % of the total forest area in 2010 (307,701ha). This is the result of the analysis of remote sensing data from 2000, 2010 and 2013. The report explains the methodology applied and sources of potential errors within the analysis, such as cloud cover and accuracy of available data. However, it is a valuable first step towards developing a methodology for a national deforestation baseline in Solomon Islands.

Prepared by: Jörg Seifert-Granzin and Dorys Mendez Zeballos – on behalf of SPC/GIZ Regional Project ‘Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries‘

April 2014

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