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Documenting evidence-based climate change research in the Pacific

Client

The Australian Government’s Pacific Adaptation Strategy Assistance Program

What we did

Between February and June 2013, we developed a series of case studies of evidence-based climate change decision making in the Pacific and Southeast Asia region.

The 4 case studies were in:

  • Cook Islands
  • Solomon Islands
  • the Federated States of Micronesia
  • Timor-Leste.

We interviewed community members, government officials and the Australian scientists involved in the projects in those countries.

All the case studies look at the projected impacts of climate change and how governments and communities can:

We produced text, photography and video footage for each case study.

Solomon Islands

Children from Roviana, a remote saltwater lagoon region in western Solomon Islands.
Children from Roviana, a remote saltwater lagoon region in western Solomon Islands. Image credit: Alison Binney

Cook Islands

Teresa Mii Matamaki, senior environment officer for the Cook Islands' National Environment Services, says it is important to collect feedback from remote communities when creating a national policy.
Teresa Mii Matamaki, Senior Environment Officer for the Cook Islands’ National Environment Services, says it is important to collect feedback from remote communities when creating a national policy. Image credit: Alison Binney

Timor-Leste

 

Carmelita da Cruz, a resident in the Lullibaba village of Liquiça in Timor-Leste no longer needs to walk 2 hours every day day to fetch water for her home.
Carmelita da Cruz, a resident in the Lullibaba village of Liquiça in Timor-Leste, no longer needs to walk 2 hours every day to fetch water for her home. Image credit: Alison Binney

Federated States of Micronesia