Understanding the Pacific’s Adaptive Capacity to Emergencies in the Context of Climate Change - Country Report: Samoa

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Abstract:

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 Australia’s 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.

Publication Year
2 013
Author(s)
Anna Gero, Stephanie Fletcher, Michele Rumsey, Jodi Thiessen, Dr Natasha Kuruppu, Prof. James Buchan, Prof. John Daly, Assoc. Prof. Juliet Willetts
Language
English
Resource Type
ISBN
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Physical Description
30
Publisher
University of Technology Sydney and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility