On February 12, 2012 the Fiji climate change policy was endorsed by Fiji’s cabinet. The Fiji National Climate Change Policy was officially launched by the Hon Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, on 01 March 2012.
The policy includes an implementation framework identifying the responsible lead agencies and implementing agencies. This implementation framework serves to guide and organise stakeholders in the implementation of the climate change policy.
Date: February 2012
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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At the Crossroads: Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific. A Review of the Region’s Institutional and Policy Landscape
There has been little information about how regional DRR and CCA are carried out in Asia and the Pacific, whether separately or as embedded components of each other. Without such knowledge, it would be difficult to develop an enabling environment and a roadmap for the practical integration of these two areas of practice. This report has been prepared as an initial step to shed light on this lacuna. It provides a snapshot of how DRR and CCA are undertaken and integrated, if at all, in the region
The report hopes to contribute to improved regional planning and programming for DRR and CCA, and highlights areas for cooperation among regional and sub‐regional organizations.
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Integrating community based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: examples from the
Integrating community based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: examples from the Pacific
From selected case studies, commonly occurring best practice methods to integrate DRR and CCA are identified and discussed and recommendations on how to overcome the common challenges also presented.
Authors: A. Gero, K. M´eheux, and D. Dominey-Howes; Australian Tsunami Research Centre and Natural Hazards Research Laboratory, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Published: 10 January 2011
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 101–113, 2011
Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment - Final Report: Findings and Recommendati
Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment - Final Report: Findings and Recommendations
The objective of the assessment is to provide an objective, up-to-date, and comprehensive regional analysis summarized in a report which assesses the climate change adaptation needs of the Asia-Pacific region.
Nineteen countries were considered in the scope of this assessment. Stakeholder consultations were conducted in ten countries: China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Laos, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. In addition, the literature review provided the basis for the assessment of priority vulnerabilities and adaptation challenges in nine additional countries: Cambodia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, and Vanuatu.