Saturday 26 November 2011

PACC prepares for COP17

L - R Setaita Tavanabola (PACC), Casper Supa Solomon Islands, Paula Taufa Tonga

Durban South Arfrica 26 November 2011 - The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project will be showcased at the 17th Conference of Parties from 28 November to 10 December in Durban, South Africa that will bring together over 15,000 delegates.

Paula Taufa, Tonga

Two years since its inception the PACC Project brings with it on-the-ground climate change adaptation experience and lessons learnt and hopes to share this with the global community.

 “PACC is here to inform the global community what the project is and the achievements to date," said Project Manager Taito Nakalevu. 

“This will help contribute to the climate change debate and discussions – particularly in Finance on the issue of additionality and operationalizing the guideline on the Special Climate Change Fund. It’s important we share our experiences with the global community.”

Three national PACC coordinators will be sharing their lessons learnt under the project at a side event on Saturday 3 December in the Rio Conventions Pavilion from 12.00 – 1.30pm; Samoa under the Coastal Zone Management Sector, Tonga under the Water Resource Management Sector and Solomon Islands on the Food Production and Food Security Sector.

Moira Faletutulu, Samoa
The PACC Project has 14 member countries under three development sectors - Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tokelau and the Federated States of Micronesia under the Coastal Zone Management Sector; Fiji, Solomon Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea under the Food Production and Food Security Sector; and under the Water Resource Management Sector is Tuvalu, Niue, Nauru, Tonga and Republic of Marshall Islands.

The Project is implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with SPREP. It is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) with support from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.