SPREP Launches Decision Support Tools on Climate Change Adaptation and Finance
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The Adaptation Project Tool provides guidance on scoping, developing and planning climate change adaptation projects.

The Climate Finance Navigator provides a regional snapshot of multilateral climate funds active in the Pacific.

17 July 2018: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has launched two online decision support tools for climate change, which will, inter alia, help Pacific countries navigate climate change adaptation and finance, and support the regional management of climate change information in the Pacific by adding to the functionality of SPREP’s Pacific Climate Change Portal (PCCP).

The Adaptation Project Tool provides guidance on scoping, developing and planning climate change adaptation projects, including helping users access resources and develop project concept notes and preliminary project proposals.

The Climate Finance Navigator provides a regional snapshot of multilateral climate funds active in the Pacific, creating a platform for exploring current and upcoming projects. It also serves as a hub to identify Accredited Entities to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) active in the Pacific, and highlights climate finance news and events for users to stay up-to-date.

A comprehensive pilot programme will evaluate and increase uptake of the tools.

The tools were developed through the Pacific iCLIM project, a collaboration between SPREP and Griffith University, Australia, and funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The iCLIM Project has raised awareness, and improved capacity and technical solutions necessary for climate change data and information management in the Pacific. The project was launched in March 2014, and is being funded for its second phase until December 2019.

The tools were launched during an IMPACT regional workshop, which took place from 16-19 July 2018 in Apia, Samoa. A comprehensive pilot programme will evaluate and increase uptake of the tools. [SPREP News Story] [SPREP’s Pacific Climate Change Portal] [Pacific iCLIM Project Website]

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