Climate change threatens the achievement of all development goals. To address this, the PACC Programme is driving the incorporation of climate change risks into existing institutional and decision-making processes at both the community level and the national level. This is known as mainstreaming.

The aim of mainstreaming is to strengthen the institutional framework, policies and plans and the capacity of national government and community decision-makers to take climate change risks into key decisions in their development programmes.

In 2013 the PACC Programme produced a practical guide to mainstreaming climate change in the Pacific. The guide provides a step-by-step framework for incorporating climate change risks into development planning and decision-making processes. It explains how to mainstream climate change at the strategic or policy level, and at project level. The guide is aimed at country practitioners, regional governments and organisations, and development partners. You can download the guide here.

Mainstreaming activities and achievements at the national level are described under the country projects.

Mainstreaming News
Communities in Fiji learn of climate change risk (7 August 2013)
Climate Change mainstreaming guide now available (7 August 2013)
Climate change policy and action plan for climate change and disaster risk management for Tuvalu (9 July 2012)
Solomon Islands new Climate Change Policy to aid national efforts (3 July 2012)
Fiji policy strengthens PACC efforts (27 April 2012)
Nauru adopts water policy (13 February 2012)
Micronesia Leaders Summit endorses the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (9 August 2011)
New Law passed for FSM to climate-proof infrastructure (6 April 2011)
Tuvalu embarks on a mission for a National Climate Change Policy (18 May 2011)