(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Prospects for climate change on three Polynesian outliers in Solomon Islands : exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RASMUSSEN K. (1) ; MAY W. (2) ; BIRK T. (1) ; MATAKI M. (3) ; MERTZ O. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(2) Danish Climate Center, Meteorological Inst., DANEMARK
(3) Univ. of the South Pacific, FIDJI


This paper discusses future prospects for climate change, impacts and adaptation of 3 small islands in Solomon Islands (Ontong Java, Bellona, Tikopia). Based on a review of literature a climate change scenario is suggested and with point of departure in a survey of 3 characteristics of the islands ( bio-physical conditions, economic base and social organization). The exposure, sensitivity and adaptation options of island populations are analyzed. It is argued that the 3 islands are likely to be very differently affected for reasons related to all 3 categories of characteristics. Local adaptive capacity is likely to be insufficient, especially in the case of Ontong Java (which is an atoll), and economic, social, institutional and political factors, external to the islands, will be of increasing importance


Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 111, no1 [pp. 43-57]

Bibliographic references : 59 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 1 tabl.




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