Regional Workshop: Pacific

Regional Workshop on Climate Change Policy for Pacific Small Island Developing States

Apia, Samoa – 26-27 February 2015

Focus and objectives

Closing Session CVF Samoa

The CVF Regional Workshop at Apia, Samoa; Source: CVF 2015

    • Review challenges, gaps/needs and success stories in tackling climate change within Pacific small island developing states (SIDS).
    • Group formulation of a set of recommendations at global, regional and national level for enhancing the Pacific response to climate change.
    • Sharing of leading solutions and strategies for overcoming challenges to the implementation of climate change policies nationally and regionally.
    • Presentation of the outcomes of the regional workshop to subsequent global Forum sessions.
Cook Islands
Fiji
Nauru
Palau
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Cooks Islands
Topic: “Climate Change in the Cook Islands: From Concern to Action” – download (pdf, 4.3mb) by Patrick Arioka, Department of Policy, Planning and Projects, Ministry of Agriculture, Cook Islands
Fiji
Topic: “CVF: Fiji’s Experience” – download (pdf, 3.2mb) by Waisea Vosa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Fiji
Nauru
Topic: “Nauru Climate Change Adaptation” – download (pdf, 0.2mb) by Elkoga Gadabu, Permanent Secretary of Commerce Industry and Environment (CIE), Nauru
Palau
Topic: “Palau: Addressing Food Security” – download (LARGE FILE: pdf, 18.2mb) by Palau
Solomon Islands
Topic: “Climate Change in Solomon Islands: Challenges and Way Forward” – download (LARGE FILE: pdf, 12.5mb) by Thaddeus A Siota, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Solomon Islands
Vanuatu
Topic: “Overview of Climate Change Work” – download (LARGE FILE: pdf, 4.4mb) by National Advisory Board on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Vanuatu
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Topic: “Regional Technical Support Mechanism (RTSM) and Rapid Response Fund (RRF)” – download (LARGE FILE: pdf, 9.3mb) by Espen Ronneberg, Climate Change Adviser, SPREP
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