Increase resilience to climate change and ocean acidification

Provide training opportunities to Tokelauans to increase their understanding of the impacts of climate change, the predicted range of changes that will occur, including uncertainties associated with climate outlooks and climate change scenarios, and management strategies that address the impacts of climate change on marine and coastal ecosystems.

Results Areas: Livelihoods of people, Ocean (Marine) and Coastal Ecosystems, Climate Change, Ocean Acidification, Capacity Building.

Agenda 2030: #3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, #4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, #5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, #6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, #8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, #11 Make human settlements inclusive, safe. Resilient and sustainable, #9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure, #13 Climate Change, #14 Conserve and sustainably use the Oceans, #17 Partnerships.


In March 2017, the Governments of Tokelau and New Zealand, together with Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), hosted a Climate Change and Ocean Acidification workshop for Tokelau public servants, community leaders, youth and NGOs in Apia, Samoa. Bulletin/March+2017/Ocean+acidification+monitoring.html

The main objectives of the workshop were (i) to inform participants about Climate change and Ocean Acidification; (ii) to inform participants about the NZ Pacific Partnership on Ocean Acidification (PPOA) project; (ii) to build capacity on the importance of coral reef ecosystem and the stressors that threaten their survival, and; (iii) to discuss community management and adaptation activities for the proposed ocean acidification pilot site. This proposed activity will address the key priorities and recommendations that came out of the Apia workshop. (…)

Lefale P.F., Faiva P. & Anderson C. L., 2017. Increase resilience to climate change and ocean acidification. In Lefale P.F., Faiva P. & Anderson C. L. (Eds.), Living with Change (LivC): An Integrated National Strategy for Enhancing the Resilience of Tokelau to Climate Change and Related Hazards, 2017-2030 – IMPLEMENTATION PLAN, 2017-2022, Wellington, New Zealand: Government of Tokelau and LeA International Consultants, Ltd, pp. 20-21. Report.

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