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Workshop on Climate Variability and Change in the Republic of the Marshall Islands:Challenges and Opportunities

April 12 and 13, 2006

Nitijela Conference Room

Majuro, RMI

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Workshop Objectives
  • Explore nature and impacts of climate variability and change
  • Understand vulnerability in key sectors
  • Explore opportunities to enhance resilience
  • Identify critical information needs and priorities
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Workshop Organization

Day One:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Opening Keynote Address
  • Overview of RMI’s present climate
    • Group discussion of impacts and concerns
  • Changing Climate in the RMI: Why Does it Matter? (Discussion)
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Workshop Organization

Day One, cont’d:

  • Consequences of climate variability and change for Pacific Islands
    • Group discussion of local sectoral impacts
  • Anticipating El Niño: Pacific ENSO Applications Center (PEAC) Experience
    • Personal reflections on 1997-1998
  • Table-Top Exercise: Using El Niño forecasts
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Workshop Organization

Day Two

  • Taking Stock/Unfinished Business
  • Climate Adaptation & Mainstreaming
    • Key concepts, challenges, opportunities
    • Group Discussion of adaptation options in American Samoa
  • Role of Marine Protected Areas and All-Islands Coral Reef Initiative
  • Keeping an Eye on the Climate System
    • GEOSS, PI-GCOS, PI-GOOS, PacIOOS
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Workshop Organization

Day Two

  • Brainstorming on PacIOOS Information Needs
    • Climate vulnerability & adaptation
    • Natural hazards risk management
    • Marine and coastal ecosystems & resources
  • Next Steps & Closing Remarks
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