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Practices of climate change adaptation in the Pacific: survey of implementing agencies (phase II)

McNamara, Karen E. and Hemstock, Sarah L. and Holland, Elisabeth A. (2012) Practices of climate change adaptation in the Pacific: survey of implementing agencies (phase II). [Professional and Technical Reports]

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    Abstract

    Various and diverse socio-economic, political and environmental challenges face the countries of the Pacific region. Over the last few decades, climate change has risen to increasing prominence as a key challenge and focal point for both national governments and communities to address. This has largely been a result of the ongoing climate change projections for the Pacific region, coupled with various observations by locals of changes to the climate, seasons and their local environment. Together, these observed and projected impacts of climate change can have profound social, economic and environmental implications for all Pacific Island Countries (PICs). To date, a series of broad-brush climate change related impacts have been reported in the literature; the impacts of which include a significant strain on crucial community sectors such as agriculture and fisheries, freshwater resources, human health, economic security, physical infrastructure and coastal resources.

    Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hemstock
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 12:35
    Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 12:35
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7329
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