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Climate Change

Adaptation: The adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.

Small Island States urge rapid implementation of climate agreement

22 Apr 2016, IPS

'Our vulnerability to climate impacts gives islands unparalleled moral authority in the climate debate. But we also show leadership through action. The first four countries to ratify the Paris agreement -Fiji, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Maldives- were all islands and AOSIS members', says Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change

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