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 Department of Environment,  Climate Change & Emergency Management (DECEM),  FSM

This plan highlighted the five key principles for successful adaptation and reduction of present and future coastal hazard risks to Kosrae communities and infrastructure over the next few generations;

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

The focus of this resource is on the effects of changes in air and sea surface temperature, rainfall, sea-level rise and extreme weather events on island environments, economies and people. It is vital to enhance individual and community skills to adapt to these changes – in other words, to reduce risks and maximize potential benefits.

 Department of Environment,  Tuvalu

A report outlining the impacts of climate change on Tuvalu.

 Department of Environment,  Tuvalu

The results of this academic study stated that the sea level rise rate in Tuvalu as at September 2008 was 5.9 mm year−1, based upon the 15½ years of sea level data. This was about four times higher than the global average of 1-2 mm year−1.

Sea level in Tuvalu area had risen approximately 9.14 cm since the inception of the project 15½ years ago. However, it was to be noted that the land is quite stable and the rate of land sinking is -0.06 mM year−1 only.

 Department of Environment,  Tuvalu

This article presents an analysis of shoreline change in all 101 islands in the Pacific atoll nation of Tuvalu. Using remotely sensed data, change is analysed over the past four decades, a period when local sea level has risen at twice the global average (~3.90 ± 0.4 mm.yr−1). Results highlight a net increase in land area in Tuvalu of 73.5 ha (2.9%), despite sea-level rise, and land area increase in eight of nine atolls.

 Department of Environment,  Tuvalu

Hajime KAYANNE, Masashi CHIKAMORI, Hiroya YAMANO, Toru YAMAGUCHI, Hiromune YOKOKI and Hiroto SHIMAZAKI 2005

 External Partners

In response to climate change impacts like rising sea levels, efforts are being made in the Pacific Islands region to assess and adapt to the effects on mangroves. This includes improving management practices, reducing stress on mangroves, and integrating climate data into land-use planning to minimize risks to coastal ecosystems and human safety.

 External Partners

Following the 2009 Samoa-Tonga earthquake, the Samoan islands, including Savai'i, Upolu, and Tutuila, have experienced accelerated sea-level rise, driven by subsidence and gravity changes, with American Samoa witnessing a 5 times faster rate than the global average. A viscoelastic model predicts a continued sea-level rise of 30-40 cm, intensifying coastal flooding.

 Department of Environment,  Tonga

The Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP) was developed to assist decision makers and planners in 14 Pacific island countries and East Timor to understand better how their climate and oceans have changed and how they may change in the future.

This dataset hosts all resources that were developed through the collaboration between Tonga and PCCSP regarding changes in Tonga's climate

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

Data on adaptation measures including access to rainwater tanks, food and live animals exported and imported and improved agriculture varieties. Also has information on monthly sea level rise in Rarotonga and other imported data which can help assess adaptation to Climate Change

 Ocean & Climate Platform ,  The Sea'ties Initiative

Pacific Island Countries and Territories are facing rapidly changing ocean and coastal conditions due to climate change, and are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise (SLR). As elsewhere in the world, Pacific coastal cities concentrate population and valuable assets including well over the 50% of the region's built infrastructure.

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 33 pp.