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PACC Supports Launch of Solomon Islands’ Climate Change Policy

29 June 2012: The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project has provided funding and support for Solomon Islands' launch of its National Climate Change Policy 2012-2017. The Policy, launched on 29 June 2012, identifies the policy roles of different institutions, enhances coordination of climate change work both at the local and national levels, and provides opportunities for cooperation between the government and other non-state actors.

Casper Supa, Solomon Islands PACC Coordinator, indicated that the policy will be translated to local languages for grassroots communities and to localize the scenarios.

The development of the Policy was a joint effort between several ministries in Solomon Islands, with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Australian Government through the PACC Project, implemented through the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and executed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Additional support was provided by the Adaptation Fund (AF), the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). [SPREP Press Release]