In partnership with the European Union (EU), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) has initiated the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Application Programme (ClimSA), under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).
ClimSA aims to support the climate information services value chain with technical assistance, financial assistance, and infrastructure and capacity building support to improve wide access and use of climate information and applications for decision making processes at all levels, in the six (6) regions of the OACPS through eight (8) Regional Climate Centres (RCCs).
As main users of climate services and the bridge to other final users, the African Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the African Union Commission (AUC), the Caribbean Meteorological Organisation (CMO), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), will be the focus of the action to ensure sustainability and utilisation of climate services.
ClimSA’s objectives are to provide members and regions of the OACPS innovative and collaborative solutions to manage climate-related risk considerations in their sustainable development policy, planning and practice decisions, by
- Contributing to strengthening the production, availability, delivery and application of science-based information; and
- Building the capacity of decision-makers at all levels.
In the context of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the Paris Agreement, providing science-based information with reliable data on climate change and climate variability is critical for the 79 members and six regions of the OACPS to meet their commitments.
- Pacific ACP Countries
- Pilot countries are Kiribati and Samoa, with some activities in Tonga and Nauru
ClimSA Pacific Team