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Building on the success of the ongoing "Economics of Climate Change Adaptation" training program, the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Project is partnering with the United Nations Development Program and others, including GiZ, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, and University of the South Pacific to provide vital economic analysis assistance to governments in the Pacific region.
Rwanda today became the fifth country globally to fully take advantage of the Adaptation Fund’s groundbreaking direct access modality, with a grant of US$ 9.97 million for a project that aims to reduce the impact of climate extremes in its northwest region. The project, approved today in the twenty-second meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, will focus on participative approaches to climate adaptation in the districts of Nyabihu and Musanze. The project will be fully supervised by the Rwandan Ministry of Natural Resources, an accredited National Implementing Entity (NIE) of the Fund. Th
A new report by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) demonstrates increasing environmental and economic pressures on Pacific islands due to climate change, which it projects to possibly cost low-lying islands as much as 18% of their GDP.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) / German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Regional Programme on Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCCPIR), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) project implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Choiseul Provincial Government (CPG) completed a climate change vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment of Choiseul Province in Solomon Islands on 5 September 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, has released a paper titled “Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Caribbean Small Island Developing States: Integrating Local and External Knowledge.”
Eleven outer island communities of the Cook Islands will strength their resilience to climate change impacts across key development sectors, with support from the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund.
A five million dollar Climate Change Adaptation Programme will be implemented from 2012 to 2017 with the guidance of the Pa Enua or outer island communities, targeting sectors such as the water, health, agriculture and marine resources.
The Commonwealth Secretariat has announced that three regional organizations, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), have agreed to cooperate on steps to deal with the effects of climate change.
Combining forces to help Pacific island countries address climate change and disaster risk management is at the centre of a letter of agreement signed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.