Pacific initiatives on climate and disaster resilience showcased in compendium
To provide valuable lessons for the future, initiatives from across the Pacific region that address climate change and disaster risks are showcased in a new compendium. The Compendium of Case Studies on Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific showcases 40 case studies from Pacific Island countries and territories that address climate and disaster risks through climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. The compendium has been compiled by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) with support from the Secretariat of the Pacific Environment Programme (SPREP), United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the University of the South Pacific (USP).
Funding for the compendium was provided by the European Union through EDF 10 ACP – EU/SPC Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific and the Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States project as well as SPREP and the Government of Australia through the Australian Red Cross (AVID). “The compendium provides an important resource for the Pacific and other regions around the world, and should serve as a guide for the design of future initiatives to address climate change and disaster risks,” the SPC Director General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, said. “A key learning from the case studies is that integrating climate change and disaster risk management objectives in initiatives can streamline building resilience for communities and nations and reduce duplication,” Dr Tukuitonga said.