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Decision support tools for climate-resilient coastal development: a case study from the Cook Islands Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project (PTR12)

Pages from PACCTechRep12-FINAL-WEB-loresThe study reported here was developed under the PACC project to demonstrate the combined use of modelling, a climate tool – the Cook Islands Coastal Calculator – and community knowledge to quantify the risk of coastal inundation to property and infrastructure in the village of Oneroa now and under future climate scenarios, and to incorporate this information into community decision making and planning for 'climate-proof' development. The study was led by a team of technical experts from the SPC, SOPAC and NIWA, with assistance from the Cook Islands (MOIP)
PACC Technical Report 12
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PACC demonstration guide: improving the public water supply system in Majuro, Marshall Islands (PTR11)

Pages from PACCTechRep11-FINAL-WEBOn all islands in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) rainwater is the primary source of freshwater, putting the country at high risk from droughts. The water sector was therefore chosen by the RMI Government to benefitfrom the PACC project, and the project has been working since 2008 to increase the country's resilience to drought events. This report details the process undertaken in the PACC demonstration project, to design and implement various measures to enhance Majuro's water reticulation system.
PACC Technical Report 11
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Little fire ants in French Polynesia : synthesis report

Pages from Little Fire Ants in French Polynesia - Synthesis ReportThe little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata, is a small ant native to Central and South America, which has been introduced into a third of the Pacific regiona's island groups. It is considered by invasive experts to be the greatest ant species threat within the Pacific islands region.

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State of Conservation in Oceania : Key findings from a comprehensive regional report on the state of conservation in 22 countries and territories of the Pacific islands region

Pages from State of Conservation in Oceania - Key Findings - SPREP - 150dpi - FINAL DRAFTFor the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, SPREP commissioned an assessment on the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania. This comprehensive regional report summarises the key findings on the state of conservation in the 22 countries and territories of the Pacific islands region.

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Using Participatory Three-Dimensional Modelling (P3DM) to Facilitate Community Decision Making : a case study from the Vanuatu Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Project

Pages from PACCTechRep10hrIn Vanuatu, the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project focuses on coastal zone management, and specifically the coastal roads on the island of Epi, which are being damaged by flooding and coastal erosion. The project is working with local communities to develop appropriate solutions that contribute to more resilient infrastructure.
PACC Technical Report 10
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PACC Experiences 6 : Improving resilience of food systems

Pages from PACCExpSeries6Food security on small islands already faces many challenges. The added risk of climate change could precipitate a crisis for food security across the Pacific islands region, if not addressed.

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Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Islands Region 2014 - 2020

Pages from Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Islands Region 20142020This Framework provides guidance to Pacific Island countries are territories (PICTs), regional organisations, NGOs, the international donor community and partners working together to achieve the global 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) through the implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). It provides conservation practitioners with guidance on recognised best practices for conservation in the region.
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Guidelines for Undertaking Rapid Biodiversity Assessments in Terrestrial and Marine Environments in the Pacific

Pages from Rapid Biodiversity Assessment GuidelinesSPREP presents these guidelines for undertaking rapid biodiversity assessments in its Pacific island member countries and territories: Micronesia, Melaniesia, and Polynesia.  These assessments are referred to as BIORAPs. The guidelines are recommended to be used by SPREP members for planning and implementation of terrestrial and marine BIORAP surveys, and subsequent monitoring of important sites.

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PROE Rapport Annuel 2013

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Le rapport annuel 2013 donne un aperçu des activités du Secrétariat à l'appui de nos membres et met en lumière les événements clés, tels que le rapport à l'année comme la neuvième conservation de la nature et de la Conférence des aires protégées et la réunion conjointe historique de la plate-forme Pacifique pour la gestion des risques de catastrophe et Pacifique sur le changement climatique Table ronde. Nouveau sur le rapport annuel 2013 est une section qui met en évidence une activité clé pour chacun des insulaires du Pacifique membres du PROE.
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SPREP Annual Report 2013

Pages from AR-Final-English-Web-MapThe 2013 Annual Report provides an overview of the Secretariat's activities in support of our members and highlights key events such as the ninth Nature Conservation and Protected Areas Conference and the historic Joint Meeting of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable. New to the 2013 Annual Report is a section which highlights a key activity for each of SPREP's Pacific island members.
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Gaining access to the Pacific Adaptation Fund in the Pacific : a case study on SPREP

Pages from AFB Report webThis guide aims to simplify, consolidate and provide action-oriented guidance on accessing the Adaptation Fund. It provides a detailed account of the Adaptation Fund Board's criteria for accreditation and a practical checklist for countries. It also makes practical suggestions for Pacific Island Countries to think about in preparing their accreditation plans.

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Guidelines for the design and implementation of community-managed water storage in Tuvalu

PTR9In Tuvalu, the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project is building resilience to drought by improving the country's water resources management.
PACC Technical Report 9
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Guidelines for the design of a conjunctive water supply system in Nauru (PTR8)

PTR8This report is an output of the Nauru PACC Project. It describes the process undertaken to identify, design and implement two demonstration projects under the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project in Nauru.
PACC Technical Report 8
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Design for improved water supply and water management in Hihifo district, Tonga (PTR7)

PTR7This report provides design details and costs for the proposed long-term improvements to the water supply system at Hihifo on the island of Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga.
PACC Technical Report 7

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Socio-economic assessment of Hihifo district, the pilot site for the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Project in Tonga (PTR6)

PTR6This report presents the findings of a socio-economic assessment (SEA) that was carried out in Hihifo district in late 2010 and early 2011.
PACC Technical Report 6

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Reducing vulnerability of island coasts: PACC Experiences 5

PE5Reducing the vulnerability of coasts through appropriate adaptation measures is one of the focus areas of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Programme.

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Building resilient freshwater systems: PACC Experiences 4

PE4 copyFreshwater systems on small Pacific islands are fragile, and highly vulnerable to climate change.  The islands need resilient freshwater systems to ensure water security for their people into the future.

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Gender and Climate Change : PACC Experiences 3

PE3When all women and all men are able to fully participate in development decisions and actions everyone benefits.

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Pacific media and climate change toolkit : activities manual

Pages from Activities Manual Final WebThis manual includes activities to improve journalists' climate change reporting and interview techniques. The material will support journalists' ability to effectively communicate stories linking climate change to broader environmental issues in the Pacific.

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Vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment for the water sector in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands (PTR5)

Pages from PACCTechRep5 FINAL 120614 webThis report is an output of the Marshall Islands PACC Project. This vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment was carried out to help identify and prioritise adaptation options for investment under the PACC project. It provides a detailed assessment of the Majuro water sector and the vulnerability of the sector to current and projected climate change impacts, and recommends some adaptation responses.
PACC Technical report 5
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Vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment for Ontong Java Atoll, Solomon Islands (PTR4)

Pages from PACCTechRep4 FINAL 120614 webThis report is an output of the Solomon Islands PACC Project. The assessment carried out a situational analysis of the human and natural systems on the atolls, the current climate and sea level, and projections of climate and sea levels into the future. Data on people's perceptions of their vulnerabilities and their coping capacities were then gathered through household surveys, community workshops and informal interviews in the two main communities of Luaniua and Pelau.
PACC Technical Report 4
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Gender and the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme: Assessment and Action Plan (PTR3)

Pages from PACCTechRep3 FINAL 120614 webThis report summarises two key documents produced by PACC as part of the drive to address gender. The first, a Gender Assessment of the programme, was carried out in 2012 to assess the level and degree that the programme addressed gender. The Gender Action Plan, which covers 2013–2014, was developed soon afterwards to address the recommendations arising from the Assessment. Activities in the Plan are currently underway, and will be reported in further PACC publications.
PACC Technical Report 3
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Pacific Integrated Island Management : principles, case studies and lessons learned

Pages from Pacific IIM guidelines WEBThis document is supported by an illustrated synthesis and electronic materials for use in communicating and promoting use of Integrated Island Management approaches.  These products are designed to raise awareness of Integrated Island Management and promote more effective and widespread uptake of good practice principles.

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Multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) negotiator's handbook : Pacific region

Pages from MEA Negotiations Handbook 2012 Final Web SmallThe MEA Handbook provides advise on handling the complexities of international environmental governance.  This handbook is a supplement to the "Taking the Floor" booklet, which has proven valuable for Pacific island negotiators at conferences on environment agreements.

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PACC Experiences 2

Pages from Experiences-2-FINAL-260314-webUsing cost-benefit analysis to inform climate change adaptation projects. The PACC Experiences series covers topic where PACC is building experience and knowledge.

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PACC Experiences 1

PACC Experience CVMainstreaming climate change into development in the Pacific. The PACC Experiences series covers topic where PACC is building experience and knowledge.

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Celebrating Women in the Pacific with SPREP

Pages from IWD 20141Celebrating Women in the Pacific with SPREP.  International Women's Day - Inspiring Change for a better Pacific Environment

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Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific : a practical guide

 Pages from PACC Mainstreaming 2014 Final Web-2This guide aims to provide an insight in to various questions about mainstreaming as well as provide a practical step-by-step framework on how to mainstream climate change into PICTs development plannimg and decision-making process.  The approach recommended in this guide combines standard policy cycles that are commonly used in the Pacific and elsewhere round the world with analytical inputs from the climate risk management (CRM) framework.

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Informing climate-resilient development: the application of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in PACC programme - experiences and lessons learned in the application of CBA to PACC demonstation projects (PTR2)

Pages from PACCTechRep2This report has been developed to summarise and communicate the key outputs and learnings of the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) work programme as part of the Global Environment Facility's Special Climate Change Fund (GEF-SCCF) and AusAID-funded Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme.

PACC Technical Report 2
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Informing climate-resilient development: the application of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in PACC programme - experiences and lessons learned on capacity building (PTR1)

Pages from CBA Tech 1 Final WEB REF-2This report sets out the evaluation findings of the capacity-building components of the PACC CBA work programme.  A separate report, PACC Technical Report no. 2, sythesises the CBA reports completed under the work programme, and assesses the effectiveness of these CBAs for improving selection and design of the PACC pilot projects

PACC Technical Report 1
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