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This profile is intended to serve as a public good to facilitate upstream country diagnostics, policy dialogue, and strategic planning by providing comprehensive overviews of trends and projected changes in key climate parameters, sector-specific

Cover and source: Government of Cook Islands
Policies and plans
The Strategic Roadmap for Emergency Management (SREM) in the Cook Islands was developed after consultations with key stakeholders involved in national response to emergencies and disasters with the view to reform emergency management arrangements.
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This report summarizes the outcomes and technical discussions of the first Nansen Initiative Regional Consultation that took place from 21–24 May 2013 on Rarotonga, Cook Islands: “Human Mobility, Natural Disasters and Climate Change in the Pacific”.


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In 2007 the Cook Islands launched the country’s 2020 visionary framework - Te Kaveinga Nui, articulating the National Vision and Development Outcomes desired by the Cook Islands which would be realised through a three phase medium term planning approach.
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The Joint National Action Plan forDisaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (JNAP) provides a roadmap to guide the Cook Islands in implementing Priority 5 ('Resilience') of the National Sustainable Development Plan 2011 -2015. The Goal is to

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This publication seeks to support governments in the Pacific in planning policies and allocating resources to reduce the economic impacts of disaster events. It describes the potential direct and secondary effects of natural disasters on Pacific

Documents and publications

This document comprises 22 sections covering a range of topics and issues relevant to international support to disaster response in the Cook Islands. The 22 sections reflect sectors and processes through which response may be channelled or targeted

Documents and publications

This publication descibes Asian Development Bank (ADB) efforts to support member countries in the Pacific in addressing climate change and disaster risks.

ADB's Pacific operations cover 14 developing member countries (DMCs). In support of the Pacific

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