The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat has produced this book to highlight the concerns and needs of developing countries in adapting to the effects of climate change. This book outlines the impact of climate change in four developing country regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America and small island developing States; the vulnerability of these regions to future climate change; current adaptation plans, strategies and actions; and future adaptation options and needs.
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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Author: Mr Samuela Lagataki, Acting Deputy of Conservator of Forests, Fiji Forestry Department
Date: May 2009
This presentation provides a good overview on developments relating to climate change issues in the Pacific and Fiji. It looks at:
- The history of frameworks, approaches, methods and tools in the Pacific
- Fiji’s initial efforts in addressing climate change
- Recent progress and developments by Fiji in addressing climate change
- Ongoing initiatives and challenges
Author: Professor John Hay
Date: March 2011
The present synthesis report indicates that, while there is much activity at the global level, there is a great need to intensify investigative research of climate change and climate variability and trends at the regional level, as these are still poorly understood. Consistent socio-economic data collection is needed, as is the need for an interdisciplinary approach to solving complex climate change problems. The increasing frequency and severity of floods, droughts and extreme temperatures requires the use of appropriate indices to improve monitoring and prediction of extreme events.
Manton MJ, Heath L, Salinger J and Stevenson LA. 2011. Climate in Asia and the Pacific: A Synthesis of APN Activities, pp78. Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research.
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The goal of this Policy Note is to influence policy makers and development partners in the Pacific Islands region to undertake risk management of natural hazards and minimize the future impacts of natural disasters, climate change and sea level rise. As a short-term objective, the Policy Note aims to review the disaster trends and lessons learned from pilot risk management of natural hazards initiatives, and recommend a strategic way forward. Particular attention is paid to the three ‘I’s’ of risk management of natural hazards: Incentives, Institutions and Instruments.
Authors: Sofia Bettencourt, Richard Croad, Paul Freeman, John Hay, Roger Jones, Peter King, Padma Lal, Alan Mearns, Geoff Miller, Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, Alf Simpson, Nakibae Teuatabo, Ulric Trotz, Maarten Van Aalst