Pacific countries coming together this week to explore enhanced resilience through climate risk financing

Jun 26, 2017

Samoan family catching fish on the reef and selling excess catch for some extra cash to meet family obligations. Photo credit: UNDP/2017.

Pacific islands are often in the headlines with stories about how climate change is already impacting communities, societies and economies. From devastating cyclones, storm surges, and irregular rainfall patterns, to sea-level rise and increasing soil salinity, the Pacific is highly vulnerable, despite contributing very little to its rise.

This week in Apia, the government of Tuvalu in collaboration with UNDP, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Australian Aid will convene a regional dialogue on financial management of climate change risks, including discussing the need for a Pacific climate change insurance facility. 

What: ‘Pacific Regional Dialogue on Financial Management of Climate Risks’

When: Monday June 26 to Wednesday June 28, 2017

Where: Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa

Who: Participating in the dialogue this week are members of government from 12 countries across the Pacific (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu).

Speakers include experts from regional and international organizations and private sector insurance companies. Please refer to attached agenda.

Twitter hashtag: #CDApia

 

Contact information

Nadya Va’a, Communications Officer, Multi-country Office, Matautu-uta, Apia, Samoa, nadya.vaa@undp.org, ph: +68523670 ex. 34