Although the South Pacific Islands collectively emit far below 1% of total global greenhouse gases responsible for climate change, the region and its island countries remain among the most vulnerable in the world to its negative impacts.
These include temperature variability, storm surges, sea level rise, changes in rainfall patterns and coral bleaching, all of which threaten biodiversity and ecosystem services thus affecting food and water supply, livelihoods and the wellbeing of coastal communities across the region.
Additionally, due to the predominant developing nature of many of Pacific Island countries, few have the independent capacity to effectively address the issue of global mitigation through international negotiations or undertaking large scale in-country adaptation measures.
Our Climate Change programme aims to reduce the impact of climate change through awareness and education, adaptation projects, advocacy, and capacity building.
Our current projects include: