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Preparation of Third National Communication (TNC) under the UNFCCC In relation to many SIDS, Tuvalu is extremely vulnerable to climate change and its impacts. Given that communities are very much aware of global warming and its damaging effects, they still continue to fight for their survival and future better livelihood. In every Conference of the Parties (COPs) and other Climate Change dialogues, Tuvalu continuously expressed a common phrase that “if you save Tuvalu, you save the world”. This is the Prime Minister’s impassioned phrasing challenging the parties to meet their obligations under the UNFCCC and its protocols. Ratifying the UNFCCC and its protocols including the Paris Agreement was part of Tuvalu obligation towards addressing climate change impacts. Generally, Tuvalu signed and ratified the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 8th June,1992 and has also ratified the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. Having identifying detrimental environmental concerns such as coastal erosion, salt water intrusion and drought, it built efforts to develop its National Environmental Management Strategy (NEMS) in 1997, the National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) in 2007 and other new climate policies and strategies to ensure policy actions are effectively in place as well environmental and socioeconomic safeguards including gender are respectfully realized and implemented. The main focus for the stocktaking assessment of the 3NC include the following activities and outputs:
Project Coordinator: Susan Tupulaga Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ISAAC project is a 3 year project commencing in 2017 and funded by USAID and jointly implemented by SPC, SPREP and PIFS covering 4 countries including Tuvalu, Fiji, Palau and Samoa. The main focal areas of ISAAC project are awreness and capacity building, policy development, climate change adaptation divided across three main key result areas; 1. Intergrated Institutional frameworks and national capacity stregthened 2. Accessing Climate Finance 3. Regional cooperation and corrdination and stregthening Some of the project's achievements include; 1. supporting the NIE accrediation process in providing assistance to develop tools under Ministry of Finance 2.Supporting review of Environmental Impact Assessment 3. Establishment of Environmental Social Safeguard (ESS) as one of the requirement for NIE Accreditation process 4. Development of Payout policy and methodology for the Tuvalu Survival Fund 5. Supporting 20 students to persue Project Management IV Courses 6. Supporting the development of the Climate Change Web Portal 7. Contribute and participate in Awareness Activities 8. Establish Data and Information for vulnerable sectors (in progress) 9. Awareness activities on the tools/policy and regulation developed (for 2019)
Objectives: - is to strengthen the national institutional capacity of Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) to effectively plan, coordinate and respond to the adverse impacts of climate change and disaster risk. It is intended to build on existing multi-sector, whole of iland approaches that have been implemented successfully in other Pacific Countries.