The ‘Coping with climate change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR)’ programme aims to strengthen the capacities of Pacific member countries and regional organisations to cope with the impacts of climate change. The programme is funded by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented through GIZ working in partnership with SPC and SPREP.
The programme commenced its activities in 2009 working with Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. In 2011 the program was expanded to another nine Pacific Island Countries, namely the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and the duration has been extended until 2019. The programme brief available at http://www.spc.int/lrd/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=478&Itemid=44 gives further details.
At the regional level, the programme aligns with the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP). The programme will support countries in implementing key strategic priorities in the area of climate change including, where relevant, their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Programmes for Action (NAPA), National Communications to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and other relevant national strategies, polices and plans.
The overall objective of the programme is that ‘the capacities of regional organisations in the Pacific Islands region and its member states to adapt to climate change and mitigate its causes are strengthened’. This objective will be achieved through six components highlighted below.
Component 1: Strengthening regional advisory and management capacity
Component 2: Mainstreaming climate considerations and adaptations strategies
Component 3: Implementing adaptation and mitigation measures
Component 4: Sustainable tourism and climate change
Component 5: Sustainable energy management
Component 6: Climate change and education
Components 2 and 3 focus on climate change-related aspects in the field of land- and marine-based resources.
A brief presentation outlining the overall programme objectives and indicators is available at http://www.spc.int/lrd/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=210&Itemid=48
The programme will be guided by nationally determined priorities and will seek to build on and complement existing and proposed initiatives by the national government, SPC and SPREP and development partners involved in providing climate change related assistance to countries.
For further information please contact;
Wulf Killmann Jesse Benjamin
Programme Director Director General
CCCPIR Vanuatu Ministry of Climate Change