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Title
Cook Islands. Initial national communication of the Cook Islands under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Corporate Author
Cook Island Environment Service

Electronic version available
English
1704 kB

Abstract
The initial communication is a culmination of activities undertaken by Cook Islanders since November 1997. A national country team was established with the support of government agencies and a PICCAP co-ordinator was appointed. Cook Island consultants were identified to undertake field studies, compile information and prepare the country’s first reports on the national inventory of greenhouse gas sources and sinks as well as the national assessment of vulnerability to climate change and sea level rise. Capacity building activities included learning how to scientifically assess likely vulnerability and adaptation options at the International Global Change Institute (IGCI) based at Waikato University in New Zealand and the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. Many other opportunities to support technical training and capacity building of Cook Island nationals has been available through the UNITAR CC Train pro-gramme

Notes
First national communication
Submission date: 30 October 1999. Revised version: 1 March 2000

Copy number
COK/COM/1 B

Publisher
Cook Island Environment Service
Place of Publication
Rarotonga
Publication date
01/10/1999
Call number
COK/COM/1 B

Keywords
adaptation measures
Cook Islands
developing countries
education, training and public awareness
emission inventories
national communications
national models
national planning
non-Annex I
policies and measures
UNFCCC
vulnerability assessment