A national approach to managing climate change in the Cook Islands


Report describing the Joint National Disaster Risk Management and climate change Adaptation Plan (JNAP) produced by the Cook Islands Government in response to climate change, increased risks of extreme weather events and natural disasters.  This 4-page project overview is intended for decision-makers across the Pacific with an interest in policy, planning and climate change governance.

The Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program (PASAP) helped to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Cook Islands to plan for the impacts of climate change. PASAP assisted 15 partner countries to assess their vulnerability to climate change and incorporate adaptive measures into planning and development.

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Case Study, Report
https://www.pacificclimatechange.net/document/national-approach-managing-climate-change-cook-islands
040604 - Natural Hazards, 091507 - Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering), 040104 - Climate Change Processes, 160599 - Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified, 050203 - Environmental Education and Extension
http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/Adaptation/international-climate-change-Adaptation-initiative/pasap/cook-islands; http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/adaptation/international-climate-change-adaptation-initiative/paccsap
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Licensed under a Creative Commons Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ © Commonwealth of Australia, 2013.
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Contributors: Robbie Mitchell, Econnect Communication Lead Researcher: Alison Binney, Econnect Communication Collaborating Organisations: Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE), AusAID, University of New South Wales. Cook Islands Government
Australian Government (2013) A national approach to managing climate change in the Cook Islands, Produced by the Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program.
internationaladaptation@environment.gov.au
2013/08