Strengthening the resilience of our islands and our communities to climate change (SRIC-CC)

Description

The objective of the programme is to strengthen the ability of all Cook Island communities and public service to make informed decisions and manage anticipated climate change driven pressures (including extreme events) in a pro-active, integrated and strategic manner.  In achieving this objective, the programme will support, at the national, sectoral, and island levels, implementation of the Cook Islands' new JNAP for DRM and CCA.

Project Summary

The objective of the programme is to strengthen the ability of all Cook Island communities, and the public service, to make informed decisions and manage anticipated climate change driven pressures (including extreme events) in a proactive, integrated and strategic manner. In achieving this objective, the programme will support, at the national, sectoral, and island levels, implementation of the Cook Islands new National Action Plan (NAP) for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).



Linkages with Related Initiatives, Policies & Frameworks

The programme directly addresses the climate risk related priorities identified in the Cook Islands’ Initial and Second National Communications, the Disaster Risk Management National Action Plan and the new NAP for DRM and CCA. All are fully aligned with the National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP - Te Kaveinga Nui) 2007–2010. The SRIC programme represents a means to roll out the NAP for DRM and CCA at the island level, aligned with the Island Strategic Development Plans and related assessments. 

Overview
Status
Ongoing
Project Cycle
2012-2017
Budget
USD $5.3million
Focus Area
Environment & Energy
Location
Cook Islands
Funding Source
Adaptation Fund (AF)
Implementing Agency
Government of Cook Islands: Climate Change Coordination Unit & Emergency Management Cook Islands in Office of the Prime Minister
Collaborating Partners


- National Climate Change Country Team
- Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
- Islands Councils & Administrations
- Island Climate Change Community Teams
- Technical Working Groups
Contact at UNDP
Jaime Aguinaga
Project Brief