This project is a continuation of the Pacific Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) project, funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and implemented from 2015 to 2020 by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The PEBACC project developed and implemented a systematic and participative approach to analysing climate and non-climate threats as a basis for adaptation planning in several pilot sites. This work has led to the development of comprehensive master plans in close collaboration with stakeholders and local communities.
Concrete ecosystem management and protection actions have already been completed at several demonstration sites under PEBACC. For an overview of the project deliverables, see the following page: Project Publications and Reports | Pacific Environment (sprep.org).
As part of the Kiwa Initiative regional component, this second phase of the project (PEBACC+ for Ecosystem-based climate change adaptation in the Pacific Islands) will strengthen existing activities, diversify them, and integrate ecosystem-based adaptation into public policies to ensure its sustainability. Two new territories, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna, will also be able to benefit from the PEBACC approachand activities to be implemented on the ground.
The project has three components:
- Develop, support and institutionalize the ecosystem-based approach to climate change adaptation in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and also Wallis and Futuna.
- Consolidate the EbA experience on historical demonstration sites and expand it to new areas, in order to diversify adaptation options and reach New Caledonia and Wallis & Futuna. These activities will contribute to the institutionalisation of ecosystem-based adaptation at the national and local levels and ensure its sustainability.
- Strengthen regional cooperation among Pacific Countries and Territories by sharing experiences and lessons learned, and promote and replicate the project concept to increase the resilience of Pacific communities to climate change.
EUR 4,000,000 from the Kiwa Initiative and EUR 1,800,000 from the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM)