The Apia, Samoa - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (Abridged Report)
is an output of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative activities in Apia,
Samoa. This abridged report is based on the report titled: “Apia, Samoa – Climate
Change Vulnerability Assessment” funded by the United Nations Development
Account, and the Cities and Climate Change Initiative.
Starting with a brief background of the city, this report addresses Apia’s climate
change situation from a climate risk perspective that focuses on exposure to climate change hazards, socio-economic sensitivities
and the adaptive capacities of the city and its stakeholders. Following the insights gained
from clarifying the climate change challenges, the report proposes the key sectors
for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in Apia. It finally recommends
key actions to be undertaken as part of a comprehensive Apia response
strategy, reinforcing priority adaptation options.
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