The Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) has published its final issue of the PEBACC Newsletter, Issue 10 – August 2020.
The newsletter, which has been an important sharing tool of the PEBACC Project, is the final issue for the first phase of the project, which commenced in 2015. A second phase of PEBACC is set to be launched in 2021. The PEBACC newsletters have provided updates from the project’s participant countries: Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu and showcase ecosystem-based adaptation in action.
This final newsletter covers the period June to August 2020 and celebrates some of the successes and ongoing work at the project sites.
PEBACC Project Manager, Mr Herman Timmermans, said of the project coming to an end, “PEBACC has set in motion a growing awareness within communities of the imperative to work with nature, based on sound science, both traditional and contemporary. Many of our communities no longer view the environment as something to take for granted but to appreciate the ways in which they depend on the many services provided by their ecosystems.”
“By helping communities see the value of ecosystem-based approaches, we have instilled an ongoing commitment to continuing the work that has commenced. In this regard the new partnerships that were established under PEBACC with and support of government and non-government groups, combined with strong community leadership will be essential.”
The Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change Project was a five year initiative implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the governments of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
The project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The Project focusses on strengthening and protecting the role of natural ecosystem services to enhance resilience to climate change.
To read the complete final issue, please click here.