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Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change

Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change

Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change Fri, Nov 30, 2012 Invasive Species, Waste, and Extreme Weather Events among Key Challenges Doha (Qatar), 4 December 2012 - Island communities in the Pacific Ocean are facing unprecedented challenges to their economies and environment from the impacts of climate change, according to a new report released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar. Sea level rise, tropical cyclones, floods and drought, combined with pressures from unsustainable fishing practices and coastal development, and consumption and production trends, are rendering the livelihoods of some 10 million people increasingly vulnerable, says the study. Low-lying islands in particular could face projected losses of up to 18 per cent of GDP due to climate change. The report recommends actions to enfo...

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