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.
Restoration and protection of coral reefs
Restoration and protection of coral reefs
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This guide is about taking account of, and managing, ecosystems to help people adapt to climate change in coastal areas: coastal Ecosystem based Adaptation (EBA). Vital to human wellbeing, adaptation to climate change is increasingly important in international policy discussions such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which have acknowledged the potential importance of EBA in meeting this challenge.
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Hydroc is active in Water resources management and disaster risk reduction research and consultancy with a specific focus on climate change induced risks in developing countries. Activities include climate downscaling, climate change impact assessment, the development of adaptation and mitigation options, climate smart development options and climate mainstreaming considering sector overarching and holistic approaches related to water.
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Smith Warner International Ltd. is the largest Caribbean firm specializing in coastal engineering, coastal zone management, marine-related impact assessments, oceanography, climate adaptation, coastal protection, and the construction and supervision of related projects.
People are destroying coral reefs at an unprecedented rate. One part of a solution could be for the community to build artificial reefs. People are destroying coral reefs at an unprecedented rate. One part of a solution could be for the community to build artificial reefs.
Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) a non-profit organisation was established by Ken Nedimyer, a commercial fish collector and live rock farmer who, as a longtime resident of the Florida Keys, had seen, first-hand, the decline of the local reefs through the decades. CRF is now actively restoring coral reefs on a large scale. They grow corals in offshore Coral Tree™ Nurseries, and then outplant them onto carefully selected sites. CRF has now planted almost 70,000 critically endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals back onto the Florida Reef Tract.
Assessing climate change and its likely impact on selected UK Overseas Territories: Inception ReportType:PublicationPublication date:
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 AreaType:PublicationPublication date:
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 profileType:PublicationPublication date:Sectors:
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.