Integrating community based disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA)is identified at the policy and practical level as crucial to aid effectiveness. Successful integration reduces both duplication of efforts and confusion at the community level. This research focuses on Pacific community based DRR and CCA initiatives, and draws upon the knowledge and insight of key stakeholders from multiple backgrounds to develop an understanding of the current status of DRR and CCA in the region.
Authors: A. Gero, K. Méheux and D. Dominey-Howes
Australian Tsunami Research Centre – Natural Hazards Research Laboratory, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Date: April 2010
Addressing climate change and sea level rise in the Pacific Islands, has to be appropriate for these islands, which means that the solution has to be found from within the small islands. Some areas where changes can be considered include appropriate coastal protection, adaptation in land use and living practices and new options such as aquaculture, sustainable living at community level and new crops and varieties.
Authors: Joeli Veitayaki, Pio Manoa, Alan Resture
Kagoshima University Research Center for the Pacific Islands Occasional Papers No.47, 1-17,2007
Climate Changes and Globalization - Environment and People's Life in the Pacific Islands
Responding to the challenges of climate change in the Pacific Islands: management and technological imperatives
Proposed solutions to the effects of climate change in the Pacific Islands have often been uncritically imposed from elsewhere and have often proved unsuited to both their environmental and cultural contexts. Effective solutions to challenges of climate change in the Pacific Islands should acknowledge their unique environmental characteristics, particularly their high insularity (coastal length to land area) ratios, their topographic and geological diversity, and the raw materials available to support adaptation.
Author: Professor Patrick D. Nunn
CLIMATE RESEARCH; Vol. 40: 211–231, 2009; doi: 10.3354/cr00806
Published December 10
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
Climate Change in the Federated States of Micronesia - Food and Water Security, Climate Risk Management, and Adaptive Strategies
This is a report of findings following research and a three-week field assessment (April 2009) of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in response to nation-wide marine inundation by extreme tides (December 2007, September 2008, December 2008).
Authors: Charles H. Fletcher and Bruce M. Richmond
Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy