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14 Jun 2017 description

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.

05 Aug 2015 description

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

Highlights from this issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor include the following:

06 Feb 2013 description

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.

04 Jun 2012 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Pacific Islands: Acting Today for Tomorrow will Save Lives and Reduce Economic Losses

Contact:

In Sydney:
Aleta Moriarty + 61 2 9235 6545, amoriarty@worldbank.org Laura Keenan, +61 2 9235 6547, lkeenan@worldbank.org

World Bank report looks at Building Climate and Disaster Resilience in One of World’s Most Vulnerable Regions

28 May 2012 description
report Government of Japan

The Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM 6)

Okinawa 'Kizuna' Declaration

Okinawa, Japan, 25-26 May 2012

13 Mar 2012 description

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.