Pacific marine climate change - partnership with regional and UK experts reveals full regional impacts

12 June 2018

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The first ever Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card was launched as part of World Oceans Day on 8 June 2018. The Report Card is the product of a collaboration that includes the UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)UN Environment, the University of the South Pacific, the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) and Climate Analytics Impacts project. 

The Report Card is accompanied by 13 detailed supporting reviews and 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. 

Source: CEFAS, 8 June 2018