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Restoration and protection of coral reefs

Restoration and protection of coral reefs

  • GRID-Arendal

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    Norway
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    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Assessing climate change and its likely impact on selected UK Overseas Territories: Inception Report

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    The UK Government is ultimately responsible for the security, economic wellbeing and sustainability of 14 UK Overseas Territories (OTs). Climate change is also prioritized by the Department for International Development (DFID) as a Strategic Development Priority. To ensure that reasonable assistance needs are met whilst achieving value for money, the impact of climate change has to be considered.

  • Nutrient and sediment inputs of the Beausejour river: and the impacts it may have on the adjacent coral reef system in the Moliniere Beausejour Marine Protected Area

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    A major problem facing coral reefs in the Moliniere Beausejour Marine Protected Area (MBMPA) of Grenada is macroalgae overgrowth and their deleterious effects on corals.

    Reduced herbivory from overfishing and excess nutrients associated with pollution from land runoff have been implicated as factors causing significant increases in macroalgae cover on coral reefs.

  • Future of reefs in a changing environment: an ecosystem approach to managing Caribbean coral reefs in the face of climate change: Barbados country profile

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    This report provides a summary of governance and livelihoods research conducted as part of the Future of Reefs in a Changing Environment (FORCE) project.

    In this country report for Barabdos, over 500 interviews and surveys were completed as part of this study, including interviews with community members, fishing and tourism resource users, recreational divers, government agents, and representatives of NGOs.

  • Innovative reef engineering for small island states

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    The specific aims of the reef engineering and enhancement project of the AWE initiative to build coastal resillience in the face of climate change were:

    1. To use an eco-engineering approach to reduce the coastal erosion and storm related salt water flooding affecting the Grenville and Telescope area in the northern section of Grenville Bay, Grenada.

    2. To restore the wave-breaking function of the degraded reefs in northern Grenville Bay and to facilitate the reestablishment of coral growth and ecological functions in the Bay.

  • Enhancing capacity for adaptation to climate change in the Caribbean - assessment of reef monitoring systems

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    In order to understand the dynamics and track the health of coral reefs as it relates to climate change, long-term monitoring is required.

    Coral reefs are highly sensitive to changes in their surroundings environment.

    Because of their response to light, temperature and sea level rise the health of coral reefs could potentially be an ideal indicator of human induced global warming and the resultant climate change.

  • Diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in India

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    This paper reports on a wide range of research that estimates the value of ecosystem services (ESS) in India, including those related to forests, grasslands, wetlands, mangroves, and coral reefs. Estimates for forest services are based on an extensive Indian Green Accounting study, from which the values of timber and non-timber (fodder, water recharge, prevention of soil erosion, etc.) have been taken. There is an added non-use value of forests as well as an update of the value for forest sequestration based on the latest estimates of trends in forest management. 

  • The Economics of Climate Change in the Pacific

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    The Pacific region is particularly vulnerable to climate change because of its unique geography and environment, the fragility of its economic structure, its distinctive demographics, and the interactions between these different factors. This study aims to estimate the range of potential economic impacts of climate change for specific sectors and for overall economies of the region under various emissions scenarios. There are three components:

  • Help yourself: how small islands can adapt to climate change

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    Small islands are responsible for few greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but they will experience the worst effects through sea level rise and water shortages. Small islands must act now to be ready for these changes.Adaptation is the process by which communities prepare
    for and cope with changes in the climate. Many small islands, represented
    through the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), are demanding assistance
    from industrialised nations for this process. Research from the University of

  • Effects of climate change on the sustainability of capture and enhancement fisheries important to the poor: analysis of the vulnerability and adaptability of fisherfolk living in poverty

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    Although the majority of the world’s fisherfolk live in areas susceptible to the impacts of climate change, relationships between the physical impacts of climate change and the livelihood vulnerability of poor fishing communities have seldom been investigated. This paper reports on a project that explored the potential impact of climate change on the sustainability of capture and enhancement fisheries important to poor people, with a view to informing the development of a research agenda in this field.