Pacific Island countries are experiencing the negative impacts of climate change such as rising sea level, increasing drought and storm frequency and intensity, ocean acidification, and consequent damage to coral reefs and fisheries. Preparing for and responding to climate change impacts places additional pressures on existing funding sources and government structures. Many governments within the Pacific region seek support to address these negative impacts. USAID’s Climate Ready project will help Pacific Island countries to become more climate resilient and to better protect the lives and livelihoods of their citizens.
Climate Ready will work with Pacific island governments and regional stakeholders to: (1) draft and implement policies to achieve national adaptation goals; (2) access and utilize international sources of climate financing; and (3) improve systems and expertise to better manage and monitor adaptation projects. It will build on and leverage similar work that is already underway. The outcome of Climate Ready will help countries develop in accordance their national adaptation strategies.
USAID’s $24 million Climate Ready project is implemented by AECOM, a U.S.-based institutional contractor. The regional program will operate in: The Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The project’s headquarters will be located in Suva, and satellite offices will be established in Pohnpei and Port Moresby. Climate Ready will develop local partnerships and tap international expertise to carry out three objectives.
• Strengthened government project management and data collection systems.
• Strengthened management systems for project implementers through certification programs.
• Partnerships developed between international and Pacific organizations for knowledge transfer.
• Online tools and e-learning platforms that make it easier to access technical and project management information developed.
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