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," 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

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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