Pacific Adaption to Climate Change Plus (PACC+)
Pacific island countries are already experiencing the impacts of climate change. The potential magnitude of the
problem threatens the very existence of some Pacific island states, and the achievement of sustainable
development and Millennium Development Goals. However, vulnerabilities and risks associated with climate
change are not currently being addressed in any systematic way. Climate change risks and opportunities are not
reflected in national and community level planning and governance processes. Individual, institutional and
systemic capacity is not targeted towards strategic interventions. Demonstrations of adaptation pilots in key
development sectors have not been implemented, and as a consequence few are replicated and scaled-up. The
PACC Project aims to significantly improve the effectiveness of the response to climate change in the Pacific.
The project will improve technical capacities to support appropriate adaptation centric policies, demonstrate
cost-effective adaptation techniques in key sectors, and promote regional cooperation. It is designed to lay the
framework for effective and efficient future investment on climate change adaptation in the Pacific.