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Government of Samoa and UNDP initiate activities for a “whole-of-government” response to climate change

Representatives from all line ministries of Samoa, civil society organizations and development partners participated in an all-stakeholder meeting to officially launch a new initiative aimed to address climate change in all economic sectors of Samoa. The “Economy-wide Adaptation to Climate Change” programme, is implemented by the Government of Samoa, with assistance from UNDP and financing of US $12.3 million from the Least Developed Countries Fund, of the Global Environment Facility. Continue reading

Pacific Islands identify pathway to greater climate action at Samoa vulnerable countries forum

Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February. The meeting, gathering eight Pacific countries, was part of a series of Climate Vulnerable Forum workshops currently being convened though to June 2015 in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The Climate Vulnerable Forum regional event for the Pacific, which focused on improving response to climate change for Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), was organized by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Participating Governments included Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Climate Vulnerable Forum members Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Continue reading