This report synthesizes the emerging evidence of climate impacts at different temperature thresholds for Pacific islands. All evidence points to vast differences in impacts in a 1.5˚C world, compared to the +3˚C world to which our current policies and climate change pledges are leading us. For Pacific islands and marine and coastal ecosystems in the region, these differences cannot be overstated; even a 0.5˚C difference (between 1.5˚C and 2˚C) may mean that critical tipping points are crossed.
|Publisher||Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme|
|Modified||01 September 2021|
|Release Date||21 July 2021|
|Contact Name||Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme|
|POD Theme||Atmosphere and Climate|