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Project Coordinator: Mr Sitia Maheu
Objectives: The proposed Action takes place within the framework of an existing Financing Agreement between the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the European Union (EU) for the implementation of the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus - Scaling-up Pacific Adaptation (GCCA+ SUPA) Programme. The Action contributes to the implementation of the regional component of this Programme. This action will be implemented in indirect management with the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), who will enter into a Co-Delegation Agreement with SPC as lead and coordinating organisation. A separate Grant Agreement for Euros 2.1 million will be signed between the European Commission and the University of the South Pacific (USP). Within a framework of close collaboration and integration, each of the three regional implementing organizations has responsibility for delivery of a specific output as further detailed below. The Overall Objective is to enhance climate change adaptation and resilience within ten Pacific Island countries. The Specific Objective is to strengthen the implementation of sector-based, but integrated, climate change and disaster risk management strategies and plans. The action will assist ten Pacific SIDS to address climate change impacts at the national, sub-national and community levels in a sustainable manner and for specific sectors. The activities will adopt a gender-sensitive and rights-based approach throughout.
The overall goal of the Programme is to increase the resilience of populations in the CookIslands, Niue, Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and Tuvalu to climate changeand climate-related hazards, through the delivery of timely, accurate and actionable climate andocean information and early warnings to facilitate climate-resilient policy, planning,preparedness and response actions.The Programme will establish integrated climate and ocean information services and multihazardearly warning systems (MHEWS) in five Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS):Cook Islands, Niue, Palau, RMI and Tuvalu.
Institutional strengthening of Tuvalu's NDA and Preparation of Country Programme - The Tuvalu Readiness-1 project will highly support mechanisms on strengthening the NDA’s capacity and building on that capacity to deliver concise and effective measures in addressing climate finance, enhancing engagement with GCF, building on national stakeholders and private sectors, women and vulnerable groups communication whilst engaging them in decision making and voicing their opinions to build a reflective Country Programme and strategic framework.
Objectives: The project will supoort (i) strengthening the institutional capacity of the NDA to fulfil its role and obligations to the Green Climate Fund (‘the Fund’) and (ii) formulating a country programme to further enhance Tuvalu’s strategic engagement with the Fund. For the first component, the NDA will work closely with the delivery partner and national stakeholders to put in place new or improved mechanisms, procedures and processes for accessing, managing and monitoring climate finance. For the second component, the NDA will engage government, civil society organisations, private sector and island communities to develop a strategic framework of climate change investments that are appropriate, transformative, and scalable, and are aligned with Tuvalu’s national sustainable development and climate change priorities
Project Coordinator: Mr Saamu Tui Although climate change is cited as the most signifigant security threat to he south pacific, its likely effects on security and potential conflict are yet to be widely explored by the international an regional organisations present on the ground. Climate change in the pacific region has the potential for a myriad of cascading fragility and instability risks. These will affect men, women and youth differently, and vary across the region both according to timeframes under consideration and depending on the country context. There are a range of critical climate fragility risks emerging in the Pacific Region that will require greater examination, monitoring and coordinated action by many stakeholders at the national, regional and international level to prevent potential irrevesible economic, social, cultural and environmental damage with a range of potential security implications and a direct impact on social cohesion. Most critical issues amongst these include:
Climate change is a fundamental cross-cutting issue that undermines Tuvalu socio-economic development efforts. Tuvalu’s climate change priorities are articulated in the recently approved Te Kete Sustainable Development Strategy 2021-2030, national climate change policy, sectoral policies as well as in legislation such as the Tuvalu Climate Change and Disaster Survival Fund Act and Regulations. As indicated in the NDC, Tuvalu commits to a reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases from electricity by 100% by 2025. Emissions will be reduced from all other key sectors including Agriculture and Waste, conditional upon the necessary technology and finance. An updated climate change strategy is currently being prepared.
Objectives: Fiscal revenue and impacts on Tuvalu capacity to implement national climate policies and international commitments Food security and development of national agriculture production Fishery and tourism Education Energy and water Infrastructure Disaster Preparedness and Management and resiliency of the health system
topography, size, geographical remoteness and access to resources. Despite these challenges, it has become a leading voice for enhanced climate mitigation regionally and globally. Tuvalu is now developing a national adaptation planning process (and NAP) that will form a sustainable platform for future adaptation investments.
Pacific Adaptation 1 to ClimateChange and Resilience Building (PACRES) aims to ensure better regional and nationaladaptation and mitigation responses to climate change challenges facing Pacific ACP countries.It is being implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme(SPREP), the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, the Pacific Community and theUniversity of the South Pacific.PACRES is supporting regional and national climate change portals to increase access toand reach of climate change and disaster resilience information. This includes contributing toongoing maintenance and support of regional and national knowledge management portals,which are critical to their long-term sustainability.
The Tuvalu Integrated Water Resource Management Project focuses on the atolls of Funafui, Niutao, Nanumea and Nanumaga working on developing drought management plans, creating water and sanitation plan, and collecting data and producing a toll to enable accurate forecasting of water shortages and drought information.
Project Coordinator: Mr Lono Leneuoti SIDS rely on small coastal aquifers for their water supply needs. These coastal aquifers are fragile thin freshwater lenses that float on the underlying denser seawater and are reliant on rainfall for recharge. These coastal aquifers are at higher risk of impact to water quality deterioration from threats including saltwater contamination from sea level rise, over abstraction, wave overtopping, loss of aquifer area through coastal erosion, and other impacts on water quality from inappropriate land-use activities. Climate change exacerbates these long-running threats to coastal aquifers through increased climate variability and climate extremes. The fragility of coastal fresh groundwater systems necessitates careful management and protection to ensure their long-term integrity and their role in climate change adaptation strategies and improved water security. The project aims at improving the understanding, use, management and protection of coastal aquifers towards enhanced water security, including in the context of a changing climate. More specifically it aims at 1) identifying the extent, threats and the development potential of groundwater resources, 2) increasing awareness of groundwater as a water security supply source, 3) providing options for improved access to groundwater and 4) and improving aquifer protection and management, within Pacific Small Island Developing States.