This Regional Synthesis Report summarises progress made towards the implementation of the two regional frameworks:
• The Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action 2005–2016 (RFA)
• The Pacific Islands Framework for Action on Climate Change 2006–2016 (PIFACC)
It was a deliverable of the Pacific Roadmap process agreed to in 2011, towards the development of the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific: An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP). This is the final report in a series of reviews, including midterm reviews, for each of the two frameworks.
In 2015, the Pacific Island Forum Leaders extended the RFA and the PIFACC for a year to allow time for the new Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific – An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP) to be finalised.
This report is a synthesis of the key progress and lessons learned over the 11 years of implementation of the RFA and PIFACC at the regional level. The report also outlines key challenges faced for implementation and recommendations for moving forward.
Rather than reporting on the RFA and PIFACC separately, this report summarises the progress achieved in the implementation of both regional frameworks. Regional progress is reported against eight themes consolidated from the RFA and the PIFACC. Against each of these consolidated themes, this report provides a synopsis of progress using
examples and lessons learned.
It is acknowledged that this report is not an exhaustive summary of efforts undertaken and lessons learned during the timeframe, but is rather a broad summary at a regional level with examples provided.