Mainstreaming Environmental Considerations in Economic and Development Planning Processes in Selected Pacific Developing Member Countries: Climate Risk Profile for the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Date: December 2004
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Document Type: Consultant's Reports

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This climate risk profile is based on observed data for Majuro Weather Service Office Airport (Latitude 7:05 N; Longitude 171:23 E; Elevation 10 feet). In most cases the period of record runs from 1954 to 2004, inclusive. While data for Majuro cannot characterize the climate conditions for the entire country, they do provide a general indication of current climate risks for the RMI. Future changes in climate are based on the output of global climate models and are for a grid square covering the majority of the country. The climate projections are therefore more reflective of changes for the country as a whole, rather than just Majuro. This Climate Risk Profile for the Republic of the Marshall Islands was prepared under ADB regional technical assistance on Mainstreaming Environmental Considerations in Economic and Development Planning Processes in Selected Pacific Developing Member Countries.