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Global International Waters Assessment

Pacific Islands

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: March 2005
  • Page count: 98
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.III.D.21

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This report presents the GIWA assessment of the Pacific Islands region, which comprises 23 island nations or territories. In addition to highlighting the overexploitation of fish and other living resources in densely populated areas, this report emphasises the vulnerability of many of these small island states to the impacts of climate change, particularly sea level rise and fluctuations in rainfall, which has enormous influence on the availability of freshwater in the region. Potential policy options to mitigate these problems in the future are discussed.