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CMEP Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card 2018

Lefale, Penehuro and Diamond, Howard and Anderson, Cheryl and Lenton, Andrew and Matear, Richard and Mongin, Mathieu and Aucan, J. and Sutton, Niwa and Dutra, Leo and Haywood, Michael and Ferreira, Marta and Singh, Shubha Shalini and Piovano, Susanna and Johnson, Johanna and Veitayaki, Joeli and Kininmonth, Stuart J. and Morris, Cherie W. and Bertram, Ian and Chin, Andrew and Moore, Bradley R. and Pratchett, Morgan and Welch, David and Williams, Ashley and Bell, Johann and Govan, Hugh and Ellison, Joanna and Brodie, Gilianne D. and De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine and Allain, V. and Lehodey, P. and Nicol, S. and Senina, Inna and Connell, J. and Pringle, Patrick and Straza, Tiffany and Lui, Siosinamele and Burfitt, Bronwen and Townhill, B. and Buckley, P. and Howes, Ella and Lincoln, Susana and Birchenough, Silvana (2018) CMEP Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card 2018. [Professional and Technical Reports]

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Abstract

Reliance on marine biodiversity is high across Pacific nations, thus reducing human pressures on habitats is vital to promote diverse and productive ecosystem which are more resilient to climate change. Climate change is putting the fundamental needs of ocean dependent Pacific communities at risk, including living space and housing, food and water security, culture, health and wellbeing. Pollution and marine waste, population growth, resource over-exploitation and overfishing, invasive species, damage to key ecosystems, and coastal development are all magnifying the effects of climate change. Flexible management systems and adaption projects which build climate resililence are urgently needed, that are adaptive over time, connect terrestrial and marine systems and link different sectors. Engaging communities is a fundamental part of successful climate change action and the intentional inclusion of social and cultural groups will benefit efforts to build climate resilence.

Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Depositing User: Gilianne Brodie
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 11:17
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 12:27
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10794
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