New IDB study estimates potential impact on cities and people in low-elevation coastal zones
BELIZE CITY, Belize – A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels.
This issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates the 2015 and 2016 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries. The policy briefs included in this issue focus on disasters in the Pacific.
Highlights from this issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor include the following:
By Brigitte Leoni
BANGKOK, 6 February, 2013 - At least five people are reported to have died in a tsunami which struck a remote part of the Solomon Islands earlier today.
More than 5,000 people could have been seriously affected by the one meter wave that hit the town of Lata on Santa Cruz island swamping some villages and the town’s main airport but early warning systems worked and most people had fled the town for higher ground.
Pacific Islands: Acting Today for Tomorrow will Save Lives and Reduce Economic Losses
World Bank report looks at Building Climate and Disaster Resilience in One of World’s Most Vulnerable Regions
The Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM 6)
Okinawa 'Kizuna' Declaration
Okinawa, Japan, 25-26 May 2012
BANGKOK, THAILAND – Climate change will cause an upward surge in migration this century, and governments in disaster-prone Asia-Pacific nations must promptly enact a broad range of measures to stave off future humanitarian crises, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released today.