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Climate Risk Profile-Niue Islands

Niue is the world’s largest and highest single coral atoll situated in the Southwest Pacific Ocean (19’S, 169’W), with a land area 259 km2. It is approximately 480 km east of Tonga, 930 km west of Rarotonga and 660 km southeast of Western Samoa. Within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 39,000 km2, Niue has two reef atolls, Antiope and Beveridge, visible only at low tide, from which commercial fishing is banned. However, a number of seamounts also exist and these attract plentiful fish.

530: Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SPREP)

08 Apr 2010


Climate Risk Profile-Niue Islands.pdf