THREE sTrategies

The Micronesian government has identified three strategies through which to address the challenges faced because of the adverse effects of climate change. These are: to promote sustainable economic growth by reducing its economic, environmental, and social vulnerabilities; to balance resource conservation and management; and to ensure and improve quality of life for all its citizens and for future generations. Micronesia works with a number of bodies in its efforts to adapt to climate change, these include the Asian Development Bank, the South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme, and the Global Environment Facility-funded Pacific Island Climate Change Assistance Programme.

sEE ALsO: Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS); El Niño and La Niña; Southern Oscillation.

bibliography. East-West Center, "Climate Variability and Change Workshops in the U.S. Pacific Islands, Executive Summary," http://research.eastwestcenter.org/climate/risa/ RISA-exec_summary.htm (cited February 2008); Federated States of Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia

National Assessment Report. Synopsis of Issues, Activities, Needs and Constraints: Sustainable Development 1992-2002 (World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10) Johannesburg, 2002).

Lyn Jaggard University of Birmingham

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