Climate Change and Disaster Risk Newsletter

In July 2013, the Pacific will achieve a global first when two major regional conferences on
disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change (CC) convene for a joint meeting to
discuss the pathway towards an integrated regional DRM and CC strategy.
The Joint Meeting of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and the Pacific Climate
Change Roundtable will be held during the week of July 8 -11 2013 at the Sofitel Resort and Spa
in Nadi, Fiji.
The meeting is jointly organised by SPC, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme and will be hosted by the
Government of Fiji.
The broad objective of the Joint Meeting is to progress discussions and political commitment on
the development of an integrated DRM and CC regional strategy by 2015.
An integrated strategy will supersede the current Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster
Management Framework for Action 2005 -2015 and Pacific Islands Framework for Action on
Climate Change 2006 -2015.
Following the Joint Meeting, the text of the proposed integrated strategy for DRM and CC is
scheduled to be completed by April 2014 for consideration and endorsement by the governing
councils of SPC and SPREP later in the year.
The endorsed integrated strategy will then be considered by Pacific Leaders at the Pacific
Islands Forum in August 2015. If approved the integrated strategy will be implemented from
2016.
 

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