Towards CC Resilience

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017

Time: 15:00-15:30

Where: UNESCO Pavilion, Bonn Zone, Bonn, Germany.

November 14 is Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Day at UNESCO’s Pavilion in the Bonn Zone at the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn, Germany. As part of that day, UNESCO will be joined by the University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (USP PACE-SD) to launch materials sharing outcomes of the project “Towards Climate Change Resilience: Minimising loss and damage in Pacific SIDS communities”.

The UNESCO and USP PACE-SD project aimed to generate and share new knowledge and raise awareness on loss and damage caused by the adverse impacts of climate change in five Pacific SIDS: the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. This pilot project developed and tested tools and approaches to better understand loss and damage at the community level; identified challenges in coping and adaptation; and made recommendations for follow-on interventions.

The materials include an executive summary booklet and four-page fact sheets summarising how communities in Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste are experiencing loss and damage due to slow and sudden onset events despite coping and adaptation measures.

The materials can be viewed here:

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With special thanks to the Government of Malaysia for supporting the project through Malaysia Funds-in-Trust, under the Malaysia-UNESCO Cooperation Programme (MUCP)