Climate change is likely to affect the pattern of some disasters in the Pacific, and therefore the organisations and systems involved in disaster response. This research, conducted by researchers at the University of Technology, Sydney, focused on how the immediate humanitarian needs following disasters are met by various stakeholders, both in the affected country and those offering support from outside. The research sought to understand the adaptive capacity of both Pacific island countries (PICs) and Australiaâs disaster response to a potential increase in disasters driven by climate change. This report provides results for Samoa one of four case study countries selected for deeper analysis. See institute websites for our full research report which includes details of all case study countries.
University of Technology Sydney and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility