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This regional assessment document discusses ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) and its linkages with biodiversity in Oceania. It highlights key entry points and opportunities to catalyse actions for Eco-DRR that embraces the importance of biodiversity and ecosystems.
The assessment mostly covers seven focal countries: Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa and Republic of Marshall Islands. These countries were considered to be the most vulnerable to hazards.
A desk based literature review of scientific literature, national reports, project and policy documents was conducted to determine the status of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (EcoDRR) in Oceania, the role of biodiversity in Eco-DRR and conversely how Eco-DRR contributes to biodiversity in the region. Regional initiatives and frameworks in Eco-DRR were also reviewed. The economic case for Eco-DRR implementation was also examined.
The report further formulates recommendations to further integrate biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation in Eco-DRR, including: