Mainstreaming Environmental Considerations in Economic and Development Planning Processes in Selected Pacific Developing Member Countries: Climate Risk Profile for Samoa

Date: December 2006
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Document Type: Technical Assistance Consultant's Reports

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This climate risk profile (CRP) is based on observed data for Apia (Latitude 13°50 S; Longitude 172°00 E). While data for Apia cannot characterize the climate conditions for all of Samoa, they do provide a general indication of current climate risks facing the country. The CRP can also be extended by analyzing data from other locations in Samoa. Future changes in climate are based on the output of GCMs, and are for a grid square covering a large portion of Upolu and adjacent areas. The climate projections are therefore more reflective of changes for the country as a whole, rather than just the Apia area. This Climate Risk Profile for Samoa was prepared under ADB regional technical assistance on Mainstreaming Environmental Considerations in Economic and Development Planning Processes in Selected Pacific Developing Member Countries.