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The limits to Adaptation in the context of Climate Security in The Pacific

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have released an in-depth report on the limits and barriers to adaptation in the face of climate security threats to Pacific Island nations. 

The new report, entitled The Limits to Adaptation in the Context of Climate Security in the Pacific, explores limits and barriers to climate change adaptation that contribute to climate security risks caused by more frequent and intense disasters in the region.  

The report defines “barriers,” as restrictions or constraints that hinder adaptation but can nevertheless be overcome such as knowledge, awareness, and access to finance. “Limits,” in contrast, refers to thresholds beyond which adaptation is implausible and can include ecological, economic, technological, and social factors.  

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  • Reports