This compendium showcases programmes and projects from across the Pacific region that address climate change and disaster risks, through climate change adaptation (CCA), disaster risk management (DRM) and/or greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
These forty case studies cover different topics across Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) and showcase significant work undertaken by the region to address climate and disaster-related challenges and to build resilience.
These actions have occurred while the regional policy frameworks on climate change (Pacific Islands Framework for Action on Climate Change 2006-2015) and DRM (Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management: A Framework for Action 2005–2015) have been in effect. Both frameworks expire in 2015 and are superseded by the Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific (SRDP).
Trends, challenges, solutions and lessons are drawn from these case studies, which may serve as a guide for the design of future initiatives to be implemented under the SRDP and provide a reference for the Pacific and other regions of the world.
The Compendium of Case Studies on Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific was compiled by Clare White of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Geoscience Division with the support from the Roadmap Technical Working Group, comprising representatives from SPC, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the University of the South Pacific (USP).
Strategic guidance was provided by the Roadmap Steering Committee comprising representatives from governments of Pacific Island countries and territories as well as representatives from civil society and the private sector.
Funding of the compendium was provided by the European Union, through the EDF10 ACP-EU/SPC Project: Building Safety & Resilience in the Pacific and the Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States project, as well as by SPREP and the Government of Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australian Red Cross (AVID).
Organisations, governments, and communities from across the Pacific region provided content and photographs.