Not if, but when: Adapting to natural hazards in the Pacific Islands region
This Policy Note advocates practical measures that countriescan take to influence their national development policies and strengthen their programs. Importantly, it addresses factors which may constrain or limit collaborative action between communities, island leaders, experts and development partners. It suggests new institutional approaches, incentives, and instruments to promote risk management of natural hazards, including climate proofing capital investments.
The goal of this Policy Note is to influence policy makers and development partners in the Pacific Islands region to undertake risk management of natural hazards and minimize the future impacts of natural disasters, climate change and sea level rise.