Climate Change in Coral Triangle of the Pacific Countries: Supporting Communities to AdaptTools
Increasing land and sea temperatures, rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, and ocean acidification will likely exacerbate challenges to food and water security and poverty reduction in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific.
This brief provides representatives of national government and regional organizations with policy advice to help rural communities adapt to climate change. The brief also provides donor organizations with information on where to target resources to support fishing and farming communities as they adapt to climate change.
• Climate change challenges poverty reduction and food and water security in the Coral Triangle.
• The project identifies actions to integrate into community efforts for building resilient fishing and farming livelihoods.
• The adaptation assessment promotes community decision making through participatory research activities.
• A set of policy recommendations focuses on strengthening the links of vulnerable communities with the national government.
• Policy implementation requires support of nongovernment organizations at the community and national levels.
See also Assessing Adaptation Options for Climate Change: A Guide for Coastal Communities in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific, a series of brochures that collectively detail how a community-based assessment of climate change was used in partnership with coastal communities and provincial and national-level stakeholders in Timor-Leste and Solomon Islands. This series of brochures is intended for use more broadly across the Coral Triangle and Pacific region.
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