Building resilience to climate change and disasters in the Pacific



Pacific Roadmap outcomes


Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific

Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific: An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP) is a regional framework that provides high level strategic guidance to different stakeholder groups on how to enhance resilience to climate change and disasters, in ways that contribute to and are embedded in sustainable development.

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Compendium of Case Studies

The Compendium of Case Studies on Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific showcases programmes and projects that address climate and disaster risks, through climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and/or greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

The compendium highlights lessons learnt at the programme and project level and may be used as a resource for future initiatives moving forward under the FRDP.

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Regional Synthesis Report

The Regional Synthesis Report presents a synthesis of progress attained regionally and nationally, in the implementation of the:

The report offers lessons learnt and recommendations to inform future policy implementation and initiatives moving forward under the FRDP.

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Communication tools for building resilience


Factsheet

We Can Build Resilient Food Systems
We Can Build Resilient Water Systems
We Can Build Resilient Coasts

Resource Briefs

Resources for building resilient food systems
Resources for building resilient water systems
Resources for building resilient coasts

The factsheets provide broad overarching messages and options to be considered in order to build resilience to climate change and disasters in the Pacific in relation to water security, food security and integrated coastal zone management.

They are aimed at policy and decision makers, however, can be used by anyone. The accompanying resource brief outlines some key resources for obtaining more detailed information.

Illustrations for Building resilience to climate change and disasters

Building resilience to climate change and disasters
Building resilience is everybody's business
Inclusive approach: taking human rights approach that is gender balanced and builds cultural and traditional knowledge
Integration of climate change and disaster risk management

Broad concepts of building resilience to climate change and disasters have been illustrated using examples. The illustrations are not conclusive of all actions to build resilience but are rather a tool to assist in conversations and educational settings.

Acknowledgements: The factsheets and briefs were produced by the Pacific Community (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Environment Programme (SPREP), the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), and the University of the South Pacific (USP). The illustrations were produced by SPC, SPREP, UNISDR, USP, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS). All products were produced with support and funding from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific: An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP)

The framework provides high level strategic guidance to different stakeholder groups on how to enhance resilience to climate change and disasters, in ways that contribute to and are embedded in sustainable development. Voluntary guidance is provided to governments and administrations of Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs), the private sector, civil society organisations, Pacific communities and development partners including donors, regional and international organisations.

The framework has three strategic goals:

  1. Strengthened adaptation and risk reduction to enhance resilience to climate and disasters
  2. Low carbon development
  3. Strengthened disaster preparedness, response and recovery
The FRDP has been endorsed by the Pacific Leaders in September 2016 and agreed for it to be fully elaborated and operationalised upon the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and recognised its potential to support coordination and action on a number of key issues related to climate change and disaster risk management.

The framework succeeds the existing separate regional frameworks on disasters and climate change (respectively, the Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action, commonly referred to as the Regional Framework for Action or RFA, and the Pacific Islands Framework for Action on Climate Change or PIFACC.

Formulation

In 2012, at the Pacific Island Leaders Forum, it was decided to support the development of a single integrated regional framework on climate change and disaster risk management. The substantive work on the formulation of the new framework was initiated after the first Joint Meeting of the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable and Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management in 2013.

Strategic guidance was provided by a Steering Committee comprising of representatives from PICTs, civil society and the private sector. A Technical Working Group provided technical advice and support to this process with representatives from partner the Pacific Community, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), and University of the South Pacific (USP).

The formulation of the FRDP has included a wide range of consultations at national, regional and international level, targeting a wide variety of stakeholders. These consultations comprised meetings and workshops but also face-to-face interviews and an online consultation open to the wider public, allowing all interested parties to provide their comments to the draft.

For more information on the FRDP consultation process please see the roadmap at Pacific Disaster Net including consultation reports and calendar, background report to the strategy, and as well as the results of the online consultation are shown in this infographic.

The online consultation was accompanied by the Pacific Solution Exchange (PSE) Query. This is summarised in the Climate Change & Development (CCD) Community of the Pacific Solution Exchange Consolidated Reply For Comments: Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific (SRDP).

Lessons learned from the implementation of the RFA and PIFACC factored into the process.



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The FRDP provides high level strategic guidance to different stakeholder groups on how to enhance resilience to climate change and disasters, in ways that contribute to and are embedded in sustainable development





Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Clare White,
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Policy Adviser, Pacific Community
[email protected].


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