This report reviews environmental law in the Federated States of Micronesia, including recommendations for changes to aspects of the law. The focus of this review is upon environmental law at the national level in FSM, although section 5 includes information on Pohnpei State environmental law.
Under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - member countries are implementing the PoWPA. This is FSM's Action Plan for PoWPA and Target 11. Target 11 is a contribution towards ensuring that ecosystems, species and genetic diversity are safeguarded in both the land and seascape by ensuring that key habitats are protected and that species migration and movement can occur. Protected areas are a cornerstone of 5 conservation actions and as such are one of the main tools at a country’s disposal to reduce habitat loss.
A project technical report of the International Water project - the objectives are to prepare and conduct an ecological baseline survey of the nearshore reef fisheries at proposed MPA sites in each of four IWP communities in Yap and prepare a monitoring plan and support the involvement of the community in baseline assessment and monitoring work.
Direct internet link to the one stop location for anyone searching for information and news relating to environment and climate change projects in the Federated States of Micronesia.
This dataset holds the following reports for the FSM Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance Assessment:
1. FSM Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance Assessment – Executive Summary – February 2019
2. FSM Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance Assessment – Final Report – February 2019
This dataset contains the FSM ‘Nationwide Climate Change Policy 2009’, which was endorsed on December 1st, 2009, and the FSM ‘Nation Wide Integrated Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Policy 2013’, which was endorsed on June 2013. The Integrated 2013 Policy supersedes the 2009 Climate Change Policy.
This report presents the 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, and December 2008). This study was conducted at the request of the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the state and federal government of FSM, and was compiled and published in 2010, by Charles H. Fletcher and Bruce M. Richmond.
This dataset provides the timeline of major natural disasters that have affected islands in the FSM, compiled by Whitney Hoot and Danko Taborosi of Island Research & Education Initiative (iREi), from the year 1775 to 2012.
This plan provides for the establishment of national arrangements for the FSM government for responding to emergency and disaster events within the country, published in 2017.
This dataset contains the Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change for all 4 States of the FSM:
• Yap Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change – 2015
• Kosrae Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change – 2015
• Pohnpei Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change – 2016
• Chuuk Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change - 2017
This is the Pacific Studies Series for CLIMATE PROOFING - A Risk-based Approach to Adaptation Report by Asian Development Bank, published 2005
This law covers different sections as follows: Ban of Styrofoam, Single-use plastic shopping bags, plastic straws; removal of tin roofing fences along the main road; removal of abundant vehicles; importation of vehicles with 100k mileage, and so forth.
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database of marine and terrestrial protected areas, updated on a monthly basis, and is one of the key global biodiversity data sets being widely used by scientists, businesses, governments, International secretariats and others to inform planning, policy decisions and management.
SENTINEL-2 is a wide-swath, high-resolution, multi-spectral imaging mission, supporting Copernicus Land Monitoring studies, including the monitoring of vegetation, soil and water cover, as well as observation of inland waterways and coastal areas.
The SENTINEL-2 Multispectral Instrument (MSI) samples 13 spectral bands: four bands at 10 metres, six bands at 20 metres and three bands at 60 metres spatial resolution.
Waste audit data for FSM under the **PacWaste Project** implemented by SPREP.
Data compiled by Tonkin and Taylor
Food security is at the core of sustainable development in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
This document is intended for decision-makers across the Pacific with an interest in community-based resource
management and securing food resources against the impacts of climate change.
Considering the concerns of climate change and its impacts on coastal fisheries resources, SPC implemented the ‘Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change’ project with funding assistance from the Australian Government’s International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (ICCAI).