1. Is there a common understanding of what climate change entails for each sector?
Recommended (Handbooks & Toolkits):
Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture: Overview of current scientific knowledge (FAO, 2009)
This document was prepared in response to the request from the 27th session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) that the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department should undertake a scoping study to provide an overview of the current available knowledge on the possible impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture. It contains three comprehensive technical papers that, respectively:
- address climate variability and change and their physical and ecological consequences on marine and freshwater environments,
- tackle the consequences of climate change impacts on fishers and their communities and reviews possible adaptation and mitigation measures that could be implemented,
- address specifically the impacts of climate change on aquaculture and reviews possible adaptation and mitigation measures that could be implemented.
Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change (Secretariat of the Pacific Community, 2011)
A comprehensive analysis of the impact of climate change on Pacific fisheries and aquaculture, including freshwater fisheries that are so important to the inland population of Papua New Guinea and freshwater pond aquaculture, and the ecosystems that underpin these vital activities.
Project 2586: Climate Variability & Climate Change Issues Affecting the Achievements of Water & Sanitation Outcomes in Pacific Island Countries (2011) Report from the Third Meeting of the Regional Project Steering Committee for the SOPAC/UNDP/UNEP/GEF Project: “Implementing Sustainable Water Resources and Wastewater Management in Pacific Island Countries” Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands, 25th – 30th July 2011
Presentations from the October 2009 Mainstreaming Responses to Climatic Variability & Change While Improving Results-Based Management Workshops, 5th GEF Biennial IW Conference in Cairns, Australia
Climate change impact on tropical rivers and wetlands ecosystems; the dry tropics
(Damien Burrows, Australian Center for Tropical Freshwater Research - James Cook University)
Using historical records to identify long-term trends in relation to climate change: case study of the Irrawaddy River, Myanmar (Michael Bird, James Cook University)
Impacts of global environmental change on water resources in transboundary basins
(Marc LeBlanc, James Cook University)
Climate change impact on lake systems in SE Australia
(Sarah Tweed, James Cook University)
Ecosystem resilience to climate change at the land-ocean interface
(Robert Bechtloff, UNEP – Wastewater Training project)
Land-sea interactions and water quality issues in the Great Barrier Reef region
(Britta Schaffelke, Australian Institute for Marine Science)
Reducing the Impacts of the Danube Basin on the Black Sea
(Peter Whalley, Tisza River Basin project and former Black Sea-Danube Strategic Partnership)