The Pacific Islands are known for its beautiful beaches and abundant marine resources. We always think of them as beautiful places for holidays, a tourist destination.
We are aware too, that the Pacific Islands are on the pathway of destructive hurricanes that occur every year. The changing climate that causes drought and water scarcity have made them find ways to cope.
The research paper, “Lessons from the Pacific Islands – Adapting to Climate Change by Supporting Social and Ecological Resilience,” discusses the ecosystem-based adaptation strategies that the Pacific people have implemented. Their experiencing the brunt of climate change enabled the Pacific Islands to develop coping strategies.
It’s interesting to know that there are lessons that big countries can learn from the Pacific island states. Below were highlighted in the paper:
- Revitalizing traditional wells
- Implementing climate-smart agriculture
- Implementation of protected areas
- Climate-smart development plans
Learn the challenges that the Pacific Islands are facing in implementing adaptation strategies.
Click on the button below to read the article published on the Climate Adaptation Website.
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