Climate Proofing: A Risk-based Approach to Adaptation

Publication | January 2005

The studies are designed to assist Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMCs) to enhance their adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change and variability, including extreme events. The Climate Change Adaptation through Integrated Risk Reduction (CCAIRR) framework and methodology have been used to demonstrate a risk-based approach to adaptation and the mainstreaming of adaptation through risk assessment, adaptation planning, and policy development, by climate proofing infrastructure, and through community and other development initiatives.

This report is the result of RETA 6064 funded under Climate Change, Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency (REACH) by the Canadian Cooperation Fund for Climate Change.


  • Background
  • Introduction
  • Sharing the Findings
  • Why Adapt and What Is Involved?
  • Climate-related Risks in the Case Study Countries
  • The Case studies
  • Key Findings and Recommendations
  • Elaboration of the Approach, Methods, and Tools
  • Summary and Conclusions

Additional Details

  • Climate change
  • Environment
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Nauru
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

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