In September 2008, Conservation International, in cooperation with several partners, conducted a vulnerability assessment to gauge the likely impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems of the Verde Island Passage and the human communities that are dependent upon them. The assessment evaluated the vulnerability of the Verde Island Passage to climate change and determined the priority actions needed to ensure that its ecosystems and coastal societies can adapt to future climate conditions.
These publications present the results of the vulnerability assessment, which are now being used to guide Conservation International's ecosystem-based adaptation efforts in the Verde Island Passage, specifically on coastal protection and fisheries management.
Full Report: Climate change vulnerability assessment of the Verde Island Passage, Philippines (11.4 MB)
Booklet/Summary: Adapting to climate change: Maintaining ecosystem services for human well-being in the Verde Island Passage, Philippines (17.6 MB)
Policy Brief: Adapting to climate change: Maintaining ecosystem services for human well-being in the Verde Island Passage, Philippines (916 KB)