SPREP Supports Island Resilience in Kiribati and Samoa

SPREP23 May 2014: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has undertaken initiatives to promote Natural Solutions for Island Resilience in Kiribati and Samoa. In Kiribati, SPREP has implemented Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) activities, such as planting natural vegetation, monitoring key sites, and controlling erosion with natural materials.

In Samoa, SPREP is pursuing learning activities, tree planting, beach strengthening activities and other measures to help communities take action, in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Government of Samoa and the Vaiula Beach Fales resort. The Samoan project is supported with funding from Australia's International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative (ICCAI). [SPREP Press Release]