Report on Adaptation Challenges in Pacific Island Countries

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Report on Adaptation Challenges in Pacific Island Countries

AUTHORS: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)


March 2013

This report is a case study which outlines current activities being undertaken in the region on adaptation. The report includes basic outlines of national priorities activities implemented or planned in response, challenges and constraints, and successes and lessons learned.

The purpose of this report is to contextualize the adaptation challenges in Pacific Island countries for audiences that are not so familiar with the region, to highlight the efforts of the region in seeking to address climate change adaptation (using the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project as an example) and to note the continuing challenges that the region faces. The report includes a discussion on how the PACC project has sought to address emerging issues.
It is specifically for a Pacific audience, primarily climate change officials, as well as community and local government actors interested in or active in climate change adaptation. The report will be distributed by electronic means primarily, with a small print run.