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[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.

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This report scopes the feasibility of conducting a study of socioeconomic effects of climate change in the Florida Keys over the fiscal years 2005-06 and 2006-07. It provides a rationale for the study based on the project brief guiding the scoping exercise (Chapter 1), which is followed by brief reviews of the scientific evidence, environmental factors, and the social and economic evidence (Chapters 2 to 4).

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Community-based conservation (CBC) is based on the idea that if conservation and development could be simultaneously achieved, then the interests of both could be served. It has been controversial because community development objectives are not necessarily consistent with conservation objectives in a given case. I examined CBC from two angles. First, CBC can be seen in the context of paradigm shifts in ecology and applied ecology.

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The earth is undergoing accelerating climate change that is being driven by rapidly increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. This is changing the conditions under which the earth’s fauna and flora have flourished over the past several million years.  There is nowextensive evidence of changes to the distribution, abundance, and health of earth’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

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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.

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