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Climate Change in the UK Overseas Territories 2008

Atmosphere Freshwater Marine Terrestrial Overseas Territories Habitats Biodiversity Ecosystem Greenhouse gas

Abstract

Climate change is a pressing issue for the entire global community and it is one that the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories (UKOTs) cannot afford to ignore.

In 2008, JNCC launched a series of outreach materials focussed on climate change in the UK Overseas Territories at a conference on the European Union and its Oversea Entities, which addressed climate change and biodiversity loss. The materials looked at why climate change matters for UKOTs, the science behind climate change, the potential impacts, and action that can be taken.

The documents form part of a series on climate change in the UK Overseas Territories prepared by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute for JNCC. They were funded by the Overseas Territories Environment Programme (OTEP) with assistance from the Commonwealth Foundation.

The booklets explain climate change for a number of different audiences including decision makers, politicians, organisations and the wider community in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOTs). They also outline what the present and future impacts of climate change will be specifically for the UKOTs, and options for adaptation and mitigation.

Documents available include:

  • Climate Change in the UK Overseas Territories: An Overview of the Science, Policy & You
  • Climate Change in the UK Overseas Territories: A Brief Overview of the Science, Policy & You
  • Climate Change: An Overview for Politicians and Senior Decision Makers
  • Climate Change: A Practical Guide for Your Organisation
  • Climate Change: A Practical Guide for You
  • Climate Change in the UK Overseas Territories: Guidance for Biodiversity Conservation and Management in a Changing Climate in the UK Overseas Territories.

Additional information on climate change in the Oversea Territories was also provided through a series of webpages, which are available through The National Archives.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2008··

Lineage
A series of outreach materials focussed on climate change in the UKOTs, produced by JNCC in 2008.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·17

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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