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Tropical Cyclone Pam has been recognised as an opportunity to learn lessons and draw up recommendations for [German] development cooperation and its partners in the region on how to address the issue of comprehensive climate risk management, including climate risk insurance. The objectives of this study were to identify those lessons in order to inform Germany’s current and future regional cooperation in Vanuatu and the South Pacific region. The study gives an overview of socio-economic characteristics, disaster risk, and CRM institutions and programmes in Vanuatu and the region.
The present document has been prepared by the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change. The document addresses a range of topics as reflected in the terms of reference of the Expert Group. Throughout the document, case-studies are used to illustrate good-practice examples and lessons learned. Furthermore, wherever possible, tools and methodologies are elaborated in order to provide concrete and practical scientific and technical advice.
This report will build upon the previous scoping study (Ecosystems Based Adaptation: Knowledge Gaps in Making an Economic Case for Investing in Nature Based Solutions for Climate Change (Rizvi et al., 2015)) and will assess the importance of nature based solutions to address climate risks and identify knowledge gaps in economic data from the field in the Philippines. The purpose of this study is to "increase understanding of the economic effectiveness of ecosystems based approaches and provide additional important information that would assist decision making at the local, national and global levels."