The first ever Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card has been launched today as part of World Oceans Day, at events in Fiji and Samoa. The Report Card is a product of a year-long project to analyse and coordinate the work of 60 Pacific climate change experts, with marine scientists from the United Kingdom.
The report card, which is accompanied by 13 detailed supporting reviews, summarises current scientific understanding of climate change impacts on the region’s marine environment. The document is intended to help Pacific Islanders and decision-makers to understand and respond to the likely impacts of marine climate change. The accessible report card format highlights what action is already being taken in the region and what further responses are needed. The reviews provide further information on each of the topics.