SOTP2015: Pacific-Centred Responses to Climate Change

State of the Pacific 2015

Climate change is an intensely debated international issue and presents a moral challenge to humanity. For many Pacific nations the time for debate is over as the need for action in response to climate change is urgent. The effects of climate change, and most notably the frequent reoccurrence of natural disasters including cyclones, presents significant risks for human security in the Pacific. Climate change impedes economic and human development, and contributes to the vulnerability communities in many Pacific nations. In response to the effects of climate change there have been a number of national and regional adaptation projects in the Pacific. This panel highlights some climate change adaptation projects and policies centred on, and developed by, local communities in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Samoa.

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