It is a known fact that the Pacific Islands and Atolls are experiencing the effects of climate change. This is the reason the New Zealand government pledged $150 Million climate change fund.
Will this and more contributions from other countries or persons be enough?
So, the question of how much would it cost for a climate-adapted and resilient Pacific Islands and atolls remains.
To help decision-makers and organisations, the World Bank published the report, “Pacific Possible: Climate and Disaster Resilience,” which examines the possible costs of climate adaptation.
The report talks about the existing vulnerability of Pacific nations to natural disasters. Resilience strategies were also considered.
This report is worth reading and a good reference if you are wanting to know about the risks of climate change, managing these risks and disasters, adaptation strategies or the lack thereof, and a case study on Atolls.
You can read more details at the Climate Adaptation Platform website by clicking on the button below:
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