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Impact assessment for Pacific Island Infrastructure

The Pacific Island countries face complex issues around the development of socially robust, sustainable and resilient infrastructure. A key challenge of planning for infrastructure and urban development in the Pacific Islands is incorporating practical measures for dealing with the increasing incidence and severity of coastal hazards (including periodic inundation and coastal erosion) due to climate change. Another key feature of infrastructure planning is to design, prepare and implement projects that are appropriate to the environment and scale of island geographies and ecosystems, and to their social-cultural environments.