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Climate Change Flow-on Effects for New Zealand: a Case Study of Samoa

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dc.contributor.author Mierau, Sebastian
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-21T01:25:37Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-11T22:57:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-21T01:25:37Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-11T22:57:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/21771
dc.description.abstract An understanding of the impacts resulting from climate change is now well developed, enabling risk assessments to be integrated into adaptation and mitigation planning. In addition to direct climate change impacts on a country, impacts can have flow-on consequences for other countries. These flow-on effects are particularly relevant for countries with strong relationships to a climate change impacted country. This study encompasses an analysis of potential climate change flow-on effects for New Zealand resulting from climate change impacts on Samoa. The analysis uses an impact-flow assessment framework, adapted from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment linkage model, to assist in risk evaluations and policy decisions by New Zealand Government agencies. Key findings show that priorities for New Zealand Government policy makers are best focused on possible flow-on effects for New Zealand's flora and fauna, and aid and assistance relationship to Samoa. In the short term, these effects are highly relevant for policy makers because of the effects' high occurrence probability, magnitude, and level of possible governmental influence. In the long term, policy makers should focus on the effect of increasing migration from Samoa to New Zealand. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title Climate Change Flow-on Effects for New Zealand: a Case Study of Samoa en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Geography en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ

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