Organization Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Project
- Vetting Authority:
- Art Sussman
- Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Project
- PCEP Organization Roles:
- Community Services, Environmental Protection/Climate Impact Services
- The PACC Project is designed to promote climate change adaptation as a key pre-requisite to sustainable development in Pacific Island Countries. The PACC project objective therefore is to enhance the capacity of the participating countries to adapt to climate change, including climate variability, in key development sectors.
The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as its implementing agency and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) as implementing partner. The project is scheduled to be conducted from 2008 to 2012.
The PACC project will cover 13 Pacific islands countries and help develop three key areas that will build resilience to climate change in Pacific countries: food production and food security, coastal management and water resource management. Adaptation projects will be implemented nationally, and were selected after an intensive consultative process with the implementing agencies.
Under the project, Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands will focus on food production and food security. The Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa and Vanuatu are developing Coastal Management capacity and Nauru, Niue, Republic of Marshall Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu are looking to strengthen their water resource management.
More specifically, the project will deliver outcomes and outputs that include improved technical capacity to formulate and implement national and sub-national policies, legislation, and costing/assessment exercises. Climate change risks will be incorporated into relevant governance policies and strategies for achieving food security, water management, and coastal development.
At the sub-national level, pilot demonstration activities will deliver adaptation benefits in the form of practical experiences in the planning and implementation of response measures that reduce vulnerability. These benefits will be integral for future replication and up-scaling, and also to identify larger-scale investment opportunities from multilateral banks supporting countries with climate change adaptation. The project will also foster regional collaboration on adaptation.
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