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Climate Change Strategy for the Nairobi Convention

This document details a comprehensive programme of action for the Nairobi Convention to address its Climate Change Strategy developed in 2015. Recent assessment of available information indicates that the western Indian Ocean region (WIO) will follow global trends with regards to changes...
Author: The Nairobi Convention
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Regional Strategy for Addressing Climate Change Impacts in Coastal and Marine Areas of the WIO Region: Summary for Policymakers

In October 2010, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), with financial support from the Swedsh International Devleopment Cooperation Agency (SIDA), contracted with International Resources Group (IRG) in Washington, DC to prepare a draft regional strategy for addressing...
Author: Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)
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Regional State of the coast Report Western Indian Ocean

The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region spans across a large latitudinal range, from the Somalia region, influenced by the strong monsoon regime of the northern Indian Ocean,to the southern temperate regime of the tip of
South Africa, where the Agulhas current diverges from the northward...
Author: Jared Bosire, Louis Celliers, Johan Groeneveld, José Paula, Michael H. Schleyer
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Technical Discussion Paper on Climate Change and policy implications for the WIO region

Although the African continent contributes less that 4 per cent of total Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, it is one of the most vulnerable and least resilient to climate change. Climate change affects major economic sectors
of the African states, and the livelihoods of millions, with huge...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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The Regional Conference on “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in the WIO region: Solutions to the Crisis”

The Regional Conference on “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in the WIO region: Solutions to the Crisis”, which was held at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava, Mauritius from 21st to 23rd March 2011, was jointly organized by WIOMSA, MOI, UNEP/Nairobi Convention...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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Seychelles Post-Tsunami Environmental Assessment : 2005

The Seychelles island group was struck by a series of powerful tidal surges, resulting from the tsunami, generated by the earthquake off Indonesia on 26 December 2004. As a direct consequence of these tidal surges two people lost their lives, and hundreds of families suffered damage to their...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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State of the environment in Somalia: a desk study

The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26 December 2004 affected part of Somalia, with most of the damage experienced in the north-east along a 650 km coastline stretching from Xafuun in the Bari region, to Garacad in the Mudug region. About 44,000 people are believed to have been affected by the tsunami...
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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National Status Report for Comoros

Dans le souci d’assurer la protection de leurs ressources marines et côtières et, respectueux de leurs engagements individuels vis-à-vis de la communauté internationale, en matière d’environnement, les Gouvernements de la région de l’Ouest de l’Océan Indien (Comores, Kenya, Madagascar,...
Author: Ministere de l’agriculture de la peche et de l’environnement 
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Climate Change Strategy for the Marine and Coastal Environment in the Nairobi Convention Area

The Climate Change Strategy is an operational framework to foster regional cooperation in addressing the impacts of climate change by assessing the degree of preparedness and the vulnerability and adaptive options of communities within the Nairobi Convention area.
Author: Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association ( WIOMSA); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi Convention Secretariat
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