Climate Change Adaptation Program for the Pacific: Climate Risk Profile for the Federated States of Micronesia

Date: September 2005
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Document Type: Consultant's Reports

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Climate Risk Profile for the Federated States of Micronesia prepared by John E. Hay and Associates Ltd, New Zealand, under ADB regional technical assistance on Climate Change Adaptation Program for the Pacific.

The likelihood (i.e. probability) components of climate-related risks in the Federated States of Micronesia are evaluated, for both present day and future conditions. Changes over time reflect the influence of global warming. The risks evaluated are extreme rainfall events (both hourly and daily), drought, high sea levels, strong winds and extreme high air temperatures. Projections of future climate-related risk are based on the output of global climate models, for given emission scenarios and model sensitivity. With the exception of maximum wind speed, all the likelihood components of climate-related risk show marked increases as a result of global warming. This Climate Risk Profile for the Federated States of Micronesia was prepared under ADB regional technical assistance on Climate Change Adaptation Program for the Pacific.