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Advancing climate resilience in the Pacific

May 23, 2018 9:25 pm

The UNDP and UN Environment are working to empower effective climate change decision-making in the Pacific, to enhance resilience.

To this end, representatives of Pacific Island governments will attend a four day regional workshop on how to appraise and prioritize climate change adaptation options from next week in Nadi, Fiji.

With the goal to strengthen their national adaptation planning, the workshop will focus on the application of technical tools and methods for selecting priority actions to reduce vulnerability.

Climate change is already affecting societies and almost all economic sectors in the Pacific Islands, including water resources, food security, natural ecosystems and livelihoods.

Prioritizing climate change options means making tough and strategic decisions about where to invest finite resources and which sector to focus on.

The training is an activity under the joint UNDP-UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme with support from SPREP as the lead regional coordinating agency on climate change.