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 Smithsonian Institution

Mauke, Mitiaro and Atiu are deeply eroded volcanic islands in the southern Cook Islands, south Pacific, each surrounded by a rim of elevated Cenozoic reef limestone (makatea). This paper presents the results of instrumental topographic surveys of each

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This report synthesizes the emerging evidence of climate impacts at different temperature thresholds for Pacific islands. All evidence points to vast differences in impacts in a 1.5˚C world, compared to the +3˚C world to which our current policies and climate change pledges are leading us. For Pacific islands and marine and coastal ecosystems in the region, these differences cannot be overstated; even a 0.5˚C difference (between 1.5˚C and 2˚C) may mean that critical tipping points are crossed.

… for combatting global climate change and related disaster risks. … pdf … 301 …
… steps necessary to initiate, conduct and terminate an emergency spill response on, or into the navigable waters of …
 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
… crises, and conducts research on volcanoes. The Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) (with the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance) works to reduce fatalities and economic losses in countries experiencing a volcano emergency. Global Volcano Model (Bristol University and the …
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 Cambridge University Press

While acknowledging their diversity, the IPCC Third
Assessment Report (TAR) also noted that small island states
share many similarities (e.g., physical size, proneness to natural disasters and climate extremes, extreme openness of their economies, low adaptive capacity) that enhance their vulnerability and reduce their resilience to climate variability and change.

Available online|(* NB these materials are also available on the workshop CDROM deposited with the IRC – NBSAP workshop Nadi, Feb 2009)

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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This report presents results from the Supplementary Livelihoods Options for Pacific Island Communities (SLOPIC) study, carried out by the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI) using New Zealand Aid (NZAid) core funds.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
… steps necessary to initiate, conduct and terminate an emergency spill response on, or into the navigable waters of …

One of the recommendations emerging from the COP-8 (Decision XIII/8 [6]) promoted a series of regional and/or sub-regional workshops on capacity building for NBSAPs. These will
be held with the aim to discuss national experiences in implementing NBSAPs, the integration of biodiversity concerns into relevant sectors, obstacles, and ways and means
for overcoming these obstacles. It was recommended that these workshops be held (subject to the availability of funding) prior to COP-9, to provide an opportunity to directly support

 SPREP

In the South-West Pacific region, 2020 was the second or third warmest year on record, depending on the data set. Near-surface temperatures over the land and ocean averaged across the region were about 0.37–0.44 °C above the 1981–2010 average.

 Elsevier

Sustainable development projects that were supposed to insure the future of the earth's biological inheritance are currently being criticized for compromising biodiversity. Drawing on sixteen months of fieldwork with one of Papua New Guinea's most remote societies, this paper argues that more productive conservation policies will emerge when indigenous activities
are viewed as disturbance and not as vehicles for establishing equilibrium with the environment. This research demonstrates that although the Hewa play a significant role in shaping

 UNEP/CBD

One of the recommendations emerging from the COP-8 (Decision XIII/8 [6]) promoted a series of regional and/or sub-regional workshops on capacity building for NBSAPs. These will
be held with the aim to discuss national experiences in implementing NBSAPs, the integration of biodiversity concerns into relevant sectors, obstacles, and ways and means
for overcoming these obstacles. It was recommended that these workshops be held (subject to the availability of funding) prior to COP-9, to provide an opportunity to directly support

… Integrating community based disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation …
… Integrating community based disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation …
… leadership of the Department of Environment, Climate and Emergency Management (DECEM). The report is divided into 7 …

As environmental problems continue to increase at an ever more rapid rate, exacerbated by the major threat of global climate change, the need for widespread remedial action is becoming ever more pressing. Scientific consensus on both the root causes of these problems and the measures required to tackle them is growing, while mass media and public interest has reached fever pitch.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
… the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda and the Disaster Risk Reduction. … … Secretariat of the Pacific …

The report is structured in three parts. Part I provides an update to the status of biodiversity in the FSM, including emerging trends affecting biodiversity and the implications of these trends and changes on human well-being.

… depend on them? what were the underlying reasons for the disaster we now face? and how can we avoid this happening …
 International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN)

As environmental problems continue to increase at an ever more rapid rate, exacerbated by the major threat of global climate change, the need for widespread remedial action is becoming ever more pressing. Scientific consensus on both the root causes of these problems and the measures required to tackle them is growing, while mass media and public interest has reached fever pitch.