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03a. Whole of Island Approach: Integrated Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

Whole of Island Approach: Integrated Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

Abaiang Island, Kiribati - A Whole-of-Island Integrated Vulnerability Assessment

Abiang Atoll, Kiribati

This report assessed the capacity of Abaiang to adapt to environmental change and reduce community vulnerability to climate change and disaster risks. Abaiang’s ability to do this was determined by the natural, infrastructural, nancial and human resources the atoll community has, and the ability of local institutions to utilise accessible resources eciently and eectively to adequately meet livelihood (settlement, water, food, income) needs on a daily basis, as well as in periods of climatic and disaster-related stress.