Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Coral Triangle

Date: August 2013
Type: Brochures and Flyers
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Series: Climate Change in the Pacific

Description

The Coral Triangle is the world’s most biologically diverse coral reef ecosystem, holding more than 75% of the known coral species and more than 3,000 species of reef fish. The Coral Triangle contains vast marine resources critical for economic and food security of an estimated 120 million people. It covers 5.7 million square kilometers and includes all or part of the six countries that are signatories to the Coral Triangle Initiative—including three from the Pacific, namely Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has included Fiji and Vanuatu to form the Pacific Coral Triangle due to the five countries’ common environmental concerns in regard to climate change and biodiversity conservation. ADB is supporting more effective management of coastal and marine resources to build their resilience to the consequences of human-induced activities and climate change through a regional policy and advisory technical assistance.

This flyer gives an overview of the technical assistance ADB is providing for Pacific Coral Triangle countries in improving the resilience of their coastal and marine ecosystem to the pressures of climate change.