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 Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment,  Climate Change,  Disaster Management and Meteorology

This synthesis report provides an overview of the first seven steps involved to identify, prioritize, and implement ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) projects in Honiara, Solomon Islands, and is based on a detailed series of technical reports prepared for the PEBACC project by BMT WBM, in collaboration with Ecological Solutions Solomon Islands and the University of Queensland.

 Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment,  Climate Change,  Disaster Management and Meteorology

PEBACC - Pacific Ecosystems-based Adaptation to Climate Change - is a five year project funded by the German government and implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to explore and promote ecosystem-based options for adapting to climate change. The overall intended outcome of the project is: Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) is integrated into development, climate change adaptation and natural resource management policy and planning processes in three Pacific island countries providing replicable models for other countries in the region.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Visual guide to complement the teachers guide for Samoa

Available online

Call Number: [EL]

ISBN/ISSN: 978-982-00-0692-8

Physical Description: 17 pages ; A2 flip charts

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

Beach ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) can increase resilience of beaches to storms and sea level rise, using access control fencing and gateways, beach vegetation replanting and use of brush matting to protect beach erosion scarps from direct wave action. This report is the result of a project that applied EbA methods at seven eroding beaches on Abaiang, all located on community land, in demonstrations involving all of the ten villages on the main island.

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

This report was commissioned by the Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PEBACC) – an International Climate Initiative (IKI) project implemented by SPREP in conjunction with the Government of Vanuatu. The project advocates ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) as a cost-effective and appropriate response to climate change in Pacific island countries.

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

This technical summary document reports on the findings from the first phase of ESRAM activity that was conducted in Greater Port Vila between January and June 2016.

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

The report addressed three main tasks:

1. the mapping of key ecosystems for Vanuatu and Tanna in terms of their type, condition and the ecosystem services they potentially generate;

2. an economic evaluation of the benefits to local communities arising from these ecosystem services; and

3. an assessment of the risk to community sustainability from threats and pressures on ecosystem health, including climate change related hazards, for three of the most

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 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

This synthesis report provides an overview of the first seven steps involved to identify, prioritise, and implement ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) projects in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and is based on a detailed series of technical reports prepared for the PEBACC project.

 SPREP Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN)

This report examines the role of the ecosystem services in reducing the vulnerability of the people of the Pacific Islands to climate change. Specifically, it describes the decision-making frameworks and the current state of knowledge of specific ecosystem-service/development relationships that are relevant to EbA.

 SPREP Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN)

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, cyclones, and tropical depressions cause average annual direct losses of US$284 million in the Pacific. With a combined population of fewer than 10 million people, annual losses are the highest in the world on a per-capita basis. Extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall are closely linked to climate change, suggesting that Pacific Island nations face increasing risk of disasters such as flooding and landslides. Proactive management through infrastructure development, social solutions, and/or ecosystem-based adaptation can mitigate these risks.

 SPREP Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN)

Climate change is expected to cause extinctions when native plants and animals are prevented from migrating out of their hotter or drier habitats to more suitable climates. But for many species a more

 Center for UN Education Reform

This book aims to make a contribution to the understanding of the current system of global environmental governance, its
strengths and weaknesses, and the options and opportunities to achieve much needed reform.

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 90+ p.

 SPREP Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN)

Vulnerable ecosystems-• Sea?level rise
• Increasing temperatures
• Changes in rainfall
• Ocean acidification
• Coral reefs
• Increased storm activity
Overall in Melanesia the central mountains of New
Guinea and the coral reefs and ocean life in the
outer islands of Papua New Guinea most impacted.
In the wider Pacific inundation is a major threat.

Available online

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 22 p.

 ICUN

Scenarios- • Finding out what people want
• Scenarios can either be ideal
visions or expectations of
reality – both are useful
• They can be recorded
discussions, maps, models or
plans...
• A stand?alone component or
EBA added into existing
scenario building

Available online

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 39 p.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP),  Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre,  Indian Ocean Commission,  The Commonwealth

A priority for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is
effective planning and financing of actions to address
the impacts of climate change. This paper examines the
vital role that regional institutions play in sharing SIDS
relevant approaches and knowledge, and in delivering
specialist skills and knowledge to support national
efforts. It goes on to highlight the work of the Climate Resilient
Islands Partnership, which links the Caribbean,
Indian Ocean and Pacific Regions, and is working to

 Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

The First United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 (also known as the Earth Summit) acknowledged that SIDS
are a special case for sustainable development (given their unique and particular
vulnerabilities).This gave rise to the First International Conference on SIDS in 1994
and the Barbados Program of Action (BPOA) which is the main policy framework
addressing the economic, social and environmental vulnerabilities facing SIDS. The

 SPREP Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN)

Resilience underpins the sustainability of both ecological and social systems. Extensive loss of reef corals following recent mass bleaching events have challenged the notion that support of system resilience is a viable reef management strategy.

Available online

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 11 p

 Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Website of Pacific R2R - Ridge to Reef Program stating goals, Programme components, partnerships, and national demonstration project sites

Website

Call Number: [EL]

 SPREP Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN)

The isolated, small, low-lying resource-poor atolls of Tuvalu are clearly on the frontline against climate change, the escalating impacts natural disasters and declining food, health and energy security.

Available online

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 101 p

 SPREP Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN)

With marine biodiversity declining globally at accelerating rates, maximising the effectiveness of conservation has become a key goal for local, national and international regulators

Available online.

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 10 p