Subscribe to RSS - Community / Local

Abstract

[Executive Summary] The Pacific islands region faces increasing environmental and socioeconomic pressures exacerbated by global climate change and climate variability. Adaptation to climate change and variability (CCV) is ultimately an issue of sustainable development. Even without climate change, Pacific island countries are already severely affected by climate variability and extremes, and they remain extremely vulnerable to future changes in the regional climate that could increase the risks.

Abstract

Climate warming and resource development could alter key Arctic ecosystem functions that support fish and wildlife resources harvested by local indigenous communities. A different set of global forces—government policies and tourism markets—increasingly directs local cash economies that communities use to support subsistence activities. Agent-based computational models (ABMs) contribute to an integrated assessment of community sustainability by simulating how people interact with each other and adapt to changing economic and environmental conditions.

Abstract

The City of Iqaluit became a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) in November 2002 and committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from municipal operations within ten years. In March of 2003, the City completed A Proposal for Climate Change Action and received funding from the Aboriginal and Northern Climate Change Program to complete a 6-month project, starting in September of 2003.

Abstract

This paper synthesises much of the current scientific knowledge on coral reef resistance and resilience to bleaching, a possible major effect of climate change. Following a brief overview of coral bleaching and what is meant by resistance and resilience, the paper highlights a variety of resistance and resilience factors and identifies some gaps in knowledge. It continues by providing an overview of some of the tools and strategies we can use to enhance coral reef resilience.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Community / Local