Talofa Lava - こんにちわ, Noa'ia, Mauri, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Tālofa, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Tēnā koutou katoa .Pacific greetings and welcome to the 

PACIFIC CLIMATE CHANGE CENTRE (PCCC)

 

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The PCCC is the regional centre of excellence for climate change information, research and innovation, hosted at SPREP. The Pacific Climate Change Centre is a partnership between the Governments of Japan and Samoa. It is funded under grant aid through JICA for Samoa as the host country of SPREP.

The Pacific Climate Change Centre will:

  • Deliver capacity development programmes in adaptation, mitigation, climate services and project development. It will promote and foster applied research, drive innovation and build capacity in these areas.
  • Improve the flow of practical information between met services, climate practitioners, policy makers, researchers, scientists and those implementing policies, programmes and projects.
  • Provide space for visiting researchers and experts to work from the PCCC and work directly in providing support to and for the benefit of Pacific island countries and territories.
  • Bring together partners to find innovative solutions to the challenges that climate change presents.

 

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KNOWLEDGE BROKERAGE

  • Building partnerships between the providers and users of climate change information.
  • Improving access to scientifically robust, practical information that is available to the right people and the right time in formats that they can use.
  • Ensuring that high quality, practical, user-friendly information drives greater action on climate change.

APPLIED RESEARCH

  • Hosting and supporting applied research aligned to the needs of Pacific communities.
  • Strengthening capacity to deliver research within the region while drawing upon world-leading research from elsewhere.
  • Supporting the implementation of the proposed Pacific Climate Science Research Strategy.

TRAINING AND LEARNING

  • Supporting capacity building within national meteorological services by delivery the training node of the WMO Pacific Regional Climate Centre.
  • Improving the coordination of climate change training efforts in the region by building effective partnerships and promoting events.
  • Delivering a programme of capacity building support directly to PICTs.

INNOVATION

  • Fostering innovation and promoting the development of new climate services and products.
  • Holding 'challenge events' to bring together researcher, policymakers and practitioners to find solutions to key climate-related challenges.
  • Supporting the implementation of the Pacific Roadmap for Strengthened Climate Services.