Current and future tropical cyclone risk in the South Pacific: South Pacific regional risk assessment


The South Pacific region is prone to significant tropical cyclone risk. This report supports improved understanding of the risks posed by tropical cyclone hazards (winds, floods, and storm surge) to key assets in 14 Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste, under current and future climate scenarios. A clearer understanding of the current level of risk in financial terms – and the way that risk will change in the future – will aid decision makers in prioritising adaptation measures for issues such as land-use zoning, urban infrastructure planning, and ex-ante disaster planning. The report was part of the Tropical Cyclone Risk Assessment in the Pacific Region project.

The project contributed to the third phase of the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI), and was supported by the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Programme with co-financing from the Global Fund for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR). The project involved a collaboration between the Australian Government, Geoscience Australia (GA), and AIR Worldwide (AIR).

13 Page document
File Type: PDF
File Size: 3.7MB


Categorization



Metadata


Detailed Descriptions
Brochure, Report
https://www.pacificclimatechange.net/document/current-and-future-tropical-cyclone-risk-south-pacific-south-pacific-regional-risk
040104 - Climate Change Processes, 091507 - Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering), 050204 - Environmental Impact Assessment, 050101 - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change, 120504 - Land Use and Environmental Planning
http://pcrafi.sopac.org/about/; http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/adaptation/international-climate-change-adaptation-initiative/paccsap
Geographic and Temporal Extents
Start Start text End End text
Attributions and Constraints
© Commonwealth of Australia 2013 CC BY 3.0
Commonwealth
AIR World Wide, Geoscience Australia (GA), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI), Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
Commonwealth of Australian (2013). Current and future tropical cyclone risk in the South Pacific: South Pacific regional risk assessment. Report for the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative in collaboration with Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning programme
internationaladaptation@environment.gov.au
2013/06