Climate change in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands : indicators and considerations for key sectors
|Title:||Climate change in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands : indicators and considerations for key sectors|
Derrington, Erin M.
show 1 morePacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (Project)
|LC Subject Headings:||Climatic changes - Northern Mariana Islands|
Human beings - Effect of climate on - Northern Mariana Islands
Climate change mitigation - Northern Mariana Islands
|Publisher:||Honolulu, HI : East-West Center|
|Abstract:||Climate change is expected to disrupt many aspects of life in the CNMI. Those who are already vulnerable--including children, the elderly, low-income families, and individuals with disabilities--are at greater risk from extreme weather and climate events. Climate Change in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Indicators and Considerations for Key Sectors provides guidance for decision-makers seeking to better understand the implications of climate variability and change for CNMI and its communities. This assessment also identifies the additional information and research needed to support responses that enhance resilience and help CNMI to withstand the changes to come.|
Climate Change in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: Indicators and Considerations for Key Sectors is a report developed by the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA). It is one in a series of reports aimed at assessing the state of knowledge about climate change indicators, impacts, and adaptive capacity of the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands and the Hawaiian archipelago. PIRCA is a collaborative effort engaging federal, state, and local government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, academia, businesses, and community groups to inform and prioritize their activities in the face of a changing climate.
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|Table of Contents:||Key issues for managers and policymakers -- Global climate change: causes and indicators -- Indicators of climate change in CNMI -- Managing climate risks in the face of uncertainty -- What do extreme weather and climate change mean for CNMI's families, household, and vulnerable populations? -- What do extreme weather and climate change mean for key sectors in the CNMI? -- Needs for research and information -- CNMI sources of climate data and projections -- Traceable accounts.|
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