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Many Strong Voices Highlights Historical Documents on Climate Change Adaptation

August 2012: Many Strong Voices (MSV), a collaboration between coastal communities in the Arctic and small island developing States (SIDS) that seeks to promote action on climate change, is working to ensure that information on historical documents relevant to climate change adaptation is available. As part of this effort, MSV highlighted two historical environment and climate change initiatives.  

The first is the Small States Conference on Sea Level Rise, which convened from 14-18 November 1989, in Male, Maldives. The second is the Population and Environment Project in the Eastern Islands of Fiji, which was carried out by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) as a pilot project of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), and which was implemented from 1974-1976.

MSV notes that it is seeking further information on similar historically relevant SIDS events and projects, so that it can establish comprehensive archives. [Many Strong Voices Website] [Small States Conference on Sea Level Rise] [UNESCO/UNFPA Population and Environment Project]