Climate Change Resilience

8 May 2024 - Responding to the call from our Pacific Islands as we battle climate change the greatest threat to our survival, the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable has made history as it reconvenes today for the first time since 2017.

Navigating its way forward, this PCCR event is focused on finalising a governance structure to direct the reinvigorated event, as well as an agreement on the ongoing role and objectives.  Across the three-day meeting, the PCCR will also see Pacific Islands agree upon process for advancing agreed thematic priority areas and cement ongoing donor and partner engagement.

Our challenges brought to our Pacific homes from climate change is one that Pacific people consistently work toward adapting and mitigating.

Between 2010 to 2021, Pacific Islands received a total of USD 3.4 billion in climate finance predominantly as grants. Yet this is not enough, the problem is much larger than this.  The International Monetary Fund has estimated that Pacific islands countries each need between 6.5% and 9% of Gross Domestic Product per year in financing on average for adaptation infrastructure. This equates to almost USD1 billion per year.