Pacific delegates gather to discuss GCCA+SUPA project
March 7, 2019 2:14 pm
Delegates from ten Pacific Island countries have gathered in Suva for the inception and planning meeting of the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus – Scaling up Pacific Adaptation project.
The project is about scaling up climate change adaptation measures in specific sectors supported by knowledge management and capacity building.
The 4.5-year project (2019-2023) will strengthen the implementation of sector-based but integrated, climate change and disaster risk management strategies and plans.
In his opening remarks, Team Leader Adrian Nicolae, highlighted the importance of integrating the experience from past adaptation projects in the daily efforts of households, communities, and governments.
Nicolae says climate change and natural disasters are two of the greatest long-term threats undermining the ability of all countries, in particular, Pacific countries, to achieve sustainable development.
The GCCA+ SUPA programme, which builds upon 10 years and over 70 successful projects across the globe under the GCCA flagship initiative, will reinforce the excellent partnership between the EU and the Pacific in the efforts against climate change.