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dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialPacific Island
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:13:10Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:13:10Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.isbn1651-940X
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/9426
dc.descriptionThis report presents the GIWA assessment of the Pacific Islands region, which comprises more than 20 Island nations or territories that exhibit enormous geomorphological, climatic, cultural and demographic diversity within a vast ocean expanse. The region is unique because its inhabitants, who have close links with, and great cultural, economic and spiritual dependence on, their terrestrial and marine environment, are often the owners and users of these resources and ultimately govern their conservation and sustainable use. In addition to highlighting the overexploitation of fish and other living resources in densely populated areas, this report emphasises the vulnerability of many of these small Island states to the impacts of climate change, particularly sea level rise and fluctuations in rainfall, which has enormous influence on the availability of freshwater in the region. The root causes of overexploitation and freshwater shortage are illustrated using several case studies and potential policy options and mitigate these problems in the future are discussed.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.relation685
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectwater
dc.subjectisland
dc.subjectfreshwater
dc.subjectpollution
dc.subjectfish
dc.subjectfreshwater
dc.subjectclimate
dc.subjectcoral
dc.subjectreef
dc.subjectmangrove
dc.subjectpopulation
dc.subjecteconomy
dc.subjectpolicy
dc.subjectsolid waste
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Governance
dc.subject.classificationEnvironment Under Review
dc.titlePacific Islands: GIWA regional assessment
dc.typeReports and Books
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