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Title Climate Change and Food Security in the Pacific
Abstract This brief has been prepared for the UN Convention on Climate Change meeting in Copenhagen, December 2009, to raise awareness of the imminent impacts of climate change on food security in Pacific island countries and territories and to urge participants to consider the importance of mainstreaming food security in climate-related policies, strategies and programmes. By providing a snapshot of the imminent impacts of climate change on food security in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), this report illustrates the need to mainstream food security within climate change policies, strategies and programmes and the need to combat climate-related vulnerability through the effective implementation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs). It also advocates “climate proofingâ€Â existing food security initiatives and broadening the NAPA process to include all PICTs as further steps to improve food security and combat the impacts of climate change in the region.
Year 2009
Job Number I1262/E
Format Book (electronic)
Infotype Policy Brief;
Subject Sustainable management of resources and improved responses to environmental challenges
Region South West Pacific;
Country Cook Islands; Marshall Islands; Fiji; Micronesia (Federated States of); Nauru; Niue; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Republic of Kiribati; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu;