9 Feb 2015

Nauru launches diaster framework

7:41 am on 9 February 2015

Nauru has launched its first ever national framework aimed at increasing its resilience to climate change and disaster risks.

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Nauru's Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction was developed through a collaborative effort between various regional organisations including the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

Nauru is highly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, including coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather events, and changes in sea surface temperature.

Nauru's Minister for Commerce, Industry and Environment, Aaron Cook, says the document is the first of its kind for Nauru.

He says the framework will assess risks in key sectors - food and water security, infrastructure, emergency services - and making them more resilient to the negative impacts of climate change.