Planning for climate change in the Cook Islands


This video details how the Cook Islands Government worked with the Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program to adapt to climate change and  implement a coordinated and strategic approach to manage the risks from climate change, extreme weather events and natural disasters.

More intense cyclones are just one of the likely consequences of climate change with temperatures, sea levels and ocean acidification all projected to significantly increase within 20 years.

The Cook Islands worked with the Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Programme (PASAP) to: review its climate areas at most risk from climate change; map likely areas at most risk from climate change; undertake assessments of vulnerability and adaptation options in outer islands; develop a Joint National Action Plan for climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction and develop a whole of government climate change policy.

The Australian Government's PASAP assisted 15 partner countries to assess their vulnerability to climate change and incorporate adaptive measures into planning and development.

Published: 7 January 2014
File Size: 25.9 MB
6-minute video

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https://youtu.be/WbJT2lRXp4k
050203 - Environmental Education and Extension, 040104 - Climate Change Processes, 120599 - Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified, 040604 - Natural Hazards, 160599 - Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/Adaptation/international-climate-change-Adaptation-initiative/pasap/cook-islands; http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/adaptation/international-climate-change-adaptation-initiative/paccsap
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© Commonwealth of Australia, 2014. Licensed under a Creative Commons Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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Contributors: Robbie Mitchell, Econnect Communication Lead Researcher: Alison Binney, Econnect Communication Collaborating Organisations: Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE), AusAID, University of New South Wales. Cook Islands Government
Australian Government (2014): Planning for climate change in the Cook Islands, online video, Produced by the Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program. Australian Government (2014): Planning for climate change in the Cook Islands, online video, Produced by the Australian Government's Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program. https://youtu.be/WbJT2lRXp4k
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