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Pathways to Adaptation and Resilience in Pacific SIDS

13 September 2022

Summary

Pathways to Adaptation and Resilience in Pacific SIDS Pathways to Adaptation and Resilience in Pacific SIDS Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2022 for ESCAP Subregions The shaded areas of the map indicate ESCAP members and associate members.* The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the most inclusive intergovernmental platform in the Asia-Pacific region. [...] Pathways to Adaptation and Resilience in Pacific SIDS The shaded areas of the map indicate ESCAP members and associate members.* The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the most inclusive intergovernmental platform in the Asia-Pacific region. [...] Following the release of the APDR at the seventh session of the ESCAP inter-governmental Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction in August 2021, the report was customized for each of the five ESCAP subregions, namely East and North- East Asia, North and Central Asia, South-East Asia, South and South-West Asia and the Pacific. [...] While the Pacific SIDS were initially spared the large-scale COVID-19 outbreaks, the ripple effects of the pandemic significantly affected the economies of Pacific SIDS.17 This was superimposed with the devastating impact of tropical cyclones, such as Cyclone Harold, together with flooding and droughts across the Pacific SIDS.18 While the COVID-19 pandemic intensified in the Pacific SIDS, countrie. [...] Under the project, the Government has installed four new rainwater harvesting works and two infiltration gallery works, the detection and repair of leaks in the groundwater pipe system and the rehabilitation of water reserves.53 This initiative by the Government of Kiribati is an example of the ways in which governments can invest in building resilience in water management to ensure safe and relia.

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